Did you know that the global temperature is rising because of the amount of data we use every day?
Samsung’s low-power, maximum-efficiency memory chip helps to reduce heat and carbon emissions in data centers.
Greenpeace reported that the energy sector was responsible for approximately 72% of the world’s greenhouse emissions, making electricity the largest contributor to global warming. Why? Because from the Internet Age to the age of 5G and COVID-19, processing this ever-increasing amount of data requires immense energy. This means we contribute to global warming every time we watch videos, stream games or use advanced technology like self-driving cars and AI.
In data centers, data is stored on Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid State Drives (SSD). SSDs save data on NAND flash,
a memory chip that retains information even when the power is off — allowing SSDs to perform better than HDDs while consuming half the energy.
Samsung SSDs offer the top-notch performance, energy efficiency and security data centers required. It has also proven to deliver the highest power efficiency in the industry, reducing data center operation costs as well as carbon emissions.
If we replace the world's 2020 server HDDs with Samsung SSDs, we could save 3TWh.
Replacing DRAMs for all servers in data centers worldwide with DDR5 also saves 1TWh. It also reduces power consumption to cool data center heat, saving an additional 3TWh per year.
Total energy savings
Like a marathoner running tirelessly under the hot summer sun, with every passing second the Earth struggles more and more against the heat generated by immense data and energy.
That’s why Samsung will persevere in creating the industry’s best low-power memory semiconductors.
Online data like searching, streaming, social media and gaming are stored in data centers, which have been called “archives of human knowledge”. Data centers consist of thousands upon thousands of chips processing data 24 hours a day.
Just like a smartphone gets hot when the battery or CPU overloads, a data center gets hot as the amount of traffic increases. Cooling it off then requires another astronomical amount of energy.
This is why most data centers are located in cold regions like Finland, Sweden and Iceland; we can use cold air and seawater to cool off data centers and save energy.
In the future, the amount of energy used to store and process human data could surpass the amount of energy used to produce it. IDC’s Global DataSphere estimates the amount of data accumulated will reach 175 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025.
This means data growth over the next few years will be much larger than what we accumulated over several decades. And as a result of COVID-19, fewer people are meeting offline and more are meeting online — which could lead to increased data accumulation in the future. Right at this very moment, our planet struggles with heat generated by the immense energy and data we use every day.
With even more data accumulation on the horizon, Samsung is creating low-power memory chips so the planet doesn’t have to combat climate change on its own.
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