Wednesday, April 22, 2015

HP’s Audacious Idea for Reinventing Computers | MIT Technology Review

Elsewhere in the article: "The first 'Machine' should be complete sometime before 2020"

"The Machine is designed to overcome these problems by scrapping the distinction between storage and memory. A single large store of memory based on HP’s memristors will both hold data and make it available for the processor. Combining memory and storage isn’t a new idea, but there hasn’t yet been a nonvolatile memory technology fast enough to make it practical, says Tsu-Jae King Liu, a professor who studies microelectronics at the University of California, Berkeley. Liu is an advisor to Crossbar, a startup working on a memristor-like memory technology known as resistive RAM. It and a handful of other companies are developing the technology as a direct replacement for flash memory in existing computer designs. HP is alone, however, in saying its devices are ready to change computers more radically."
HP’s Audacious Idea for Reinventing Computers | MIT Technology Review
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