Netlist Demonstrates Superiority of HyperCloud Memory Over LRDIMM at SuperComputing 2012

Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:00am EST

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  IRVINE, CA, Nov 12 (Marketwire) -- 
Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), a leading provider of high performance
memory solutions for the cloud computing market, will demonstrate a
comprehensive performance benchmark of its flagship memory product,
HyperCloud(TM) (HCDIMM), at the SuperComputing Conference.

    The demo will consist of a comparison of two Intel Romley-based servers
both running SANDRA 2012 by SiSoftware. SANDRA benchmark measures
sustained memory bandwidth, not burst or peak, and is therefore directly
applicable to many HPC software programs where data throughput is
paramount. One server will be equipped with 768GB of the industry
standard 1333MHz 32GB LRDIMMs and the second server with the same amount
of HyperCloud 32GB HCDIMMs. 

    The benchmark results show a 39% greater throughput for the server with
HyperCloud memory compared to the server equipped with LRDIMMs. Since
both systems ran SANDRA fully loaded with three DIMMs per memory channel
at the same frequency of 1333MHz, the 39% advantage can clearly be
attributed to the lower latency and higher performance of the HyperCloud
memory system.

    HyperCloud memory utilizes a distributed buffer architecture to reduce
latency and incorporates Netlist's patented rank multiplication and load
reduction technologies. Rank multiplication enables more DRAM capacity
and load reduction reduces the loading to the memory interface allowing
HCDIMMs to run at faster speeds at maximum capacity. 

    "As companies today increasingly process and capitalize on big data,
there's an increasing need for more memory in servers. However, memory
performance in these servers is not keeping pace with processor
technology, creating a high density memory cliff," said C.K. Hong, CEO of
Netlist. "HyperCloud breaks this bottleneck and allows servers to operate
at their peak potential. By doing so, HyperCloud increases performances
of applications in such key areas as securities trading, analytics,
virtualization, and simulation."

    HyperCloud is shipping in volume with the world's top three selling
servers from IBM and HP, and is implemented across a number of
high-performance computing applications in industries such as electronic
design automation, financial services, oil & gas, aerospace and

    Additional information on Netlist's HyperCloud technology can be found at 

    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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