Effective Data Rates on Fully Populated 3DPC Servers

Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:03am EDT

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  IRVINE, CA, Aug 21 (Marketwire) -- 
Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), a designer and manufacturer of
high-performance memory subsystems, announced that OEM performance
benchmark data confirms that 32GB HyperCloud HCDIMM significantly
outperforms 32GB LRDIMM in fully populated three DIMMs per channel (3DPC)
768GB server configurations. The results mirror earlier HCDIMM benchmarks
performed by independent third parties at 16GB densities and based on
memory throughput results (bandwidth performance), 3DPC populated LRDIMMs
specified to operate at 1066MT/s provide an Effective Data Rate of
773MT/s while HCDIMM operates at an equivalent 1333MT/s, as specified.

    "The OEM benchmark result further validates that 32GB HyperCloud HCDIMM
is the only 32GB solution available to support 768GB on 3DPC configured
Intel dual processor servers at a maximum 1333MT/s speed by overcoming
limitations in DRAM and server technology," said C.K. Hong, Chief
Executive Officer of Netlist. "The alternative LRDIMM solution suffers
significant performance penalties that result in actual application
performance much lower than specified or expected, and provides poor
returns on investments for customers who purchase LRDIMMs."

    Benchmark testing was conducted by a major OEM on an Intel(R) Xeon(R)
Processor E5-2600 server platform with two Intel(R) E5-2690 processors
fully populated with 32GB 1333MT/s HCDIMMs and 32GB 1066MT/s LRDIMMs. To
isolate only the performance of the memory being tested, the same
hardware and software was used except for HCDIMM and LRDIMM population.
HCDIMM throughput is 71% higher than LRDIMM and in almost all server
platforms, 1333MT/s HCDIMM will be more than two speed grades faster than
1066 MT/s LRDIMM. At equal MT/s specifications, HCDIMM's Effective Data
Rate will still be more than one speed grade faster.

    Additional information on the Effective Data Rate of Netlist's 32GB
HCDIMM can be found at www.netlist.com/hypercloud/effective-data-rates. 

    About Netlist:
 Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance,
logic-based memory subsystems for server and storage applications for
cloud computing. Netlist's flagship products include HyperCloud(TM), a
patented memory technology that breaks traditional memory barriers,
NVvault(TM) family of products that enables data retention during power
interruption, EXPRESSvault(TM), a PCI Express backup/recovery solution
for cache data protection and a broad portfolio of industrial Flash and
specialty memory subsystems including VLP (very low profile) DIMMs and
Planar-X RDIMMs. 

    Netlist develops technology solutions for customer applications in which
high-speed, high-capacity, small form factor and heat dissipation are key
requirements for system memory. These customers include OEMs that design
and build tower, rack-mounted, and blade servers, high-performance
computing clusters, engineering workstations and telecommunications
equipment. Founded in 2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, CA with
manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China and an
engineering design center in Silicon Valley, CA. Learn more at

    Safe Harbor Statement:
 This news release contains forward-looking
statements regarding future events and the future performance of Netlist.
These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or
projected. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
risks associated with the launch and commercial success of our products,
programs and technologies; the success of product partnerships;
continuing development, qualification and volume production of
EXPRESSvault(TM), NVvault(TM), HyperCloud(TM) and VLP Planar-X RDIMM; the
rapidly-changing nature of technology; risks associated with intellectual
property, including the costs and unpredictability of litigation over
infringement of our intellectual property and the possibility of the
Company's patents being re-examined by the United States Patent and
Trademark office; volatility in the pricing of DRAM ICs and NAND; changes
in and uncertainty of customer acceptance of, and demand for, our
existing products and products under development, including uncertainty
of and/or delays in product orders and product qualifications; delays in
the Company's and its customers' product releases and development;
introductions of new products by competitors; changes in end-user demand
for technology solutions; the Company's ability to attract and retain
skilled personnel; the Company's reliance on suppliers of critical
components and vendors in the supply chain; fluctuations in the market
price of critical components; evolving industry standards; and the
political and regulatory environment in the People's Republic of China.
Other risks and uncertainties are described in the Company's annual
report on Form 10-K filed on February 28, 2012, and subsequent filings
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company from
time to time. Except as required by law, Netlist undertakes no obligation
to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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