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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RE[2]: Comment by TempleOS
by Flatland_Spider on Mon 15th Apr 2013 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by TempleOS"
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The Linux devs are playing around with compressing allocated memory to increase transfer times and use RAM more efficiently.

With ECC RAM, RAM already has checksums, and checksummed RAM pages, at the OS level, would increase security.

OS X already renders everything in PDF, and it pre-renders icons and things of different sizes then stores them in an on-disk cache.

Every conceivable version doesn't have to be pre-rendered. Only the most common sizes need to be pre-rendered, or only the rendered sizes need to be cached. Plus, the rendered versions don't have to be saved with the original file.

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