Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Sep 2005 17:12 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Researchers at Imperial College London claim to have developed technology that would enable the creation of three-dimensional microchips, which will dramatically increase their memory capacity. According to their press release: "by using nanotechnology it is possible to reproduce the key functions of semiconductor electronics in microchips using only the 'spin' of electrons, which is responsible for magnetism, rather than the more conventional 'charge' that traditional microchips use."
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by evert on Sun 11th Sep 2005 19:03 UTC
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That means a revolution for gaming. Some 10 GB Ram on your video card is definitely more than 128 MB :-)

Never swap anymore. Put all your applications in RAM when the computer starts - so each application you need is already in RAM when you need it.

Speech recognition and visual recognition will improve, but throwing more RAM to the beast will only result in slightly better recognition. Better algorithms is what is needed in this field. Why can an insect with a very simple brain outperform a supercomputer when it comes to pattern recognition? I quess improved neural networks will do the trick.

Is depending on a "spin" reliable? I once read that the spin sometimes just changes without reason, so we really need a control bit. That means 1/8 of the storage will be lost to the control bits.

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