Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 20:30 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In the past five years, flash memory has progressed from a promising accelerator, whose place in the data center was still uncertain, to an established enterprise component for storing performance-critical data. It's rise to prominence followed its proliferation in the consumer world and the volume economics that followed. With SSDs, flash arrived in a form optimized for compatibility - just replace a hard drive with an SSD for radically better performance. But the properties of the NAND flash memory used by SSDs differ significantly from those of the magnetic media in the hard drives they often displace. While SSDs have become more pervasive in a variety of uses, the industry has only just started to design storage systems that embrace the nuances of flash memory. As it escapes the confines of compatibility, significant improvements in performance, reliability, and cost are possible."
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by TempleOS on Mon 15th Apr 2013 03:12 UTC
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Operating Systems with Paging could not do this -- my operating system is single-address-map. In all the cases where I read files and place them into pointer-linked structures... I would never have to serialize them unless exporting to another machine. My crazy heap pointer-linked structures could be sphegetti with one file mixed in other files, freely, just like heap memory naturally gets all mixed-up.

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