The new technology is meant to overcome memory limitations currently experienced in workstation and high-end servers. In simple terms, these DDR2 MetaSDRAM modules can increase the capacity of a DIMM by two to four times, effectively holding anything from 8GB to 16GB on a single memory module. At the core of the MetaRAM technology is a chip that works as a bridge between the memory module - that physically does hold the full 8-16 GB memory - and the system's platform, effectively overcoming memory controller limitations and upping the memory capacity of a server.
MetaRAM claims that by using their technology to expand memory beyond the previously set capacity, prices can be reduced by "up to 90%". Engineering samples are already available and shipping servers with the technology are expected later this quarter.