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: Comment by TempleOS
by r_a_trip on Mon 15th Apr 2013 13:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by TempleOS"
r_a_trip
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I certainly hope the do a new operating system if RAM goes from volitile to nonvolitile!

What kind of newness are you thinking off? The biggest change it would bring, that I can think of, is that sessions can be instantly "saved". Power off the computer, but have the OS frozen in its current state and ready to go when the computer is powered back on. Apart from that, I don't see any paradigm shifting capabilities in having non-volatile memory at the core of a computer.

Then again, my imagination might be severy lacking. If you can enlighten me, you have my listening ear.

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