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New Ultra-Fast Computer Memory Developed By Scientists

dynamicramAmerican researchers, led by Dr Paul Franzon, have developed a new form of computing memory which has been tipped to make computers faster and more user-friendly. The team, based at North Carolina State University, combined the advantages of two existing forms of memory already in use i.e. volatile (e.g. RAM and DRAM) and non-volatile (e.g. Flash drives, USB dongles and MP3 players). The unified memory will depend on whether when and how soon the information is needed or if it should be permanently stored. The ‘perfect’ combination of these two types of memory means that the system could use the speed of DRAM while still being able to switch to a more persistant mode of storage.

The innovate technology works by storing data in the form of a charge (as in non-volatile memory), but also uses a special control gate to ensure that the data can be quickly reached. If the device, known as a double floating-gate field effect transistor, pulls through, a significant advantage could be the development of the first computer devices that will boot up almost as soon as the start/power button is pressed and servers that can be powered down when idle without reducing their performance.

Read the IEEE Computer journal for more details.

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Are super-fast computers long overdue?

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8 Comments

  1. Computer memory refers to the physical devices used to store data or programs on a temporary or permanent basis for use in an computer. Ultra-Fast bootup solution was optimized for speed.

  2. The present demand of the world in the field of computer is the fastest memory. I think this advancement will sure bring a new revolution in the field of computer.

  3. A computer that is almost immediatly finished booting would be so great!
    It would be nice if there was a way other than reformatting your pc to prevent it from getting slow.
    Now even phones become slower after you’ve used them a while (and installed some stuff).

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