New Data Rate Specification HMCC 2.0 Released

Last update: 20/11/2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC), has finally released an industry-standard interface specification of Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) technology, HMCC 2.0 specification for public availability.

A statement issued today in San Jose, California (US) said, the new specification advances data rate speeds from 15 Gb/s up to 30 Gb/s, a new threshold for memory performance.

It also migrates associated channel model from short reach (SR) to very short reach (VSR) to align with existing industry nomenclature.

With 150 members, the HMCC has gained considerable momentum since its inception and as a result, has more and better inputs on how the interface can best fit tomorrow's application.

"The release of the HMCC 2.0 specification shows a commitment to evolving a family of specifications targeting all-high performance computing applications," commented Jim Handy, Director for Objective Analysis in the same statement.

"HMCC 2.0 gives designers a mature solution for breaking through memory bottlenecks and delivering a new generation of systems with unprecedented memory performance.

"Ratification of the new standard means that these designers will have access to standards-compliant IP for immediate integration into chips and systems that meet the growing bandwidth demands of next-generation data center and high-performance computing applications," explained Hans Boumeester, Open-Silicon's Vice President of IP and Engineering Operations.