Linked by David Adams on Mon 16th May 2011 02:31 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems HP scientists have made a small breakthrough in the development of a next-generation memory technology called memristors, which some see as a potential replacement for today's widely used flash and DRAM technologies. In a paper to be published Monday in the journal "Nanotechnology," scientists report that they have mapped out the basic chemistry and structure of what happens inside a memristor during its electrical operation.
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software architecture
by boulabiar on Mon 16th May 2011 08:55 UTC
boulabiar
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2009-04-18

If RAM will be equal to Disk.
Should we rethink the architecture of OSes and systems ?

(Sleep=Hibernate as an example)

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RE: software architecture
by Neolander on Mon 16th May 2011 14:38 in reply to "software architecture"
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2010-03-08

If RAM will be equal to Disk.
Should we rethink the architecture of OSes and systems ?

(Sleep=Hibernate as an example)

You don't even have to go this far ;) To optimize performance, the core concept of loading something from the disk would have to be phased out. That's just a huge step away from the way all current OSs work.

(As an aside, I don't think volatile memory will ever be equal to mass storage. What might happen, however, is that mass storage becomes so fast that the extra speed of DRAM doesn't matter for usual purposes.)

Edited 2011-05-16 14:38 UTC

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