June 12, 2014

HP's Memristor-Based Computer


Memristor (Photo credit: mtlin)

Almost two years ago, I wrote an article for Linux Journal, The Radical Future of Non-Volatile Memory, that talked about how RAM-fast persistent solid-state memory should bring about changes to almost all aspects of computing technology, from hardware, to operating systems, and languages. Today, there's news that HP is building such a system using their "memristor" NVM as well as photonic interconnects. As I've said, I don't know which NVM technology will win the market - memristor, spin-torque-transfer, phase-change or others. But the new technology will not only produce drastic improvements in system performance, it will help spark some fundamental changes in architecture and software. See Ars Technica and Business Week . Update: More news - Toshiba announces new STT-MRAM memory Posted by netrc at June 12, 2014 01:10 PM