The future of computing the Memristor

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They say 3 years to commercial use makes me wonder what will happen to our by far dinosaur tech when it comes to use imagine holding 10TB between your finger tips and also a new way of computing analog computing whit 0.1 0.2 0.3 etc instead of 1010101.
this will make exascale computing possible.
Memristors require less energy to operate, are faster than present solid-state storage technologies and can retain information even when power is off. The memristor, short for “memory resistor,†was postulated to be the fourth basic circuit element by Prof. Leon Chua of the University of California at Berkeley in 1971 and first intentionally reduced to practice by researchers in HP Labs, the company’s central research arm, in 2006.
Earlier this year, HP announced the discovery that the memristor also can perform logic, showing that memristor-based devices could change the standard paradigm of computing by enabling computation to one day be performed in chips where data is stored, rather than on a specialized central processing unit.

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Hewlett-Packard’s researchers see an amazing future for the memristor - a very real, near mythical electronic component…
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I recently visited HP Labs and spoke with Stan Williams, senior fellow at Hewlett-Packard and director of Quantum Science Research, about an incredible semiconductor device — the memristor.

Until fairly recently, the memristor, short for memory resistor, was a mythical electronic component. It had been predicted to exist by a mathematician, Leon Chua, a professor at UC Berkeley, in an 1971 paper. No one had made a memristor until Stan Williams and his team cracked it in 2008.

The memristor can:

- store data like DRAM or Flash but it doesn’t require any energy to maintain the data storage.

- the memristor chips can be laid down in layer upon layer upon layer, creating three-dimensional structures that can store and process data.

- the memristor is easy to make and completely compatible with today’s CMOS chip making processes.

- it can be scaled to very small geometries without losing its properties.

- the memristor can also perform logic, it can act as a microprocessor!

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The future of computing the Memristor

I would wait a confirmation before rejoicing. Does anybody remember the "bubble" memories?
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RE: Does anybody remember

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Does anybody remember the "bubble" memories?


I do, but I didn't know (until now) that it's an obsolete technology.

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RE: RE: Does anybody

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Does anybody remember the "bubble" memories?

I do, but I didn't know (until now) that it's an obsolete technology.

Gruß,
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Is anybody using a bubble memory? I am not aware.
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I didn't mean to contradict

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I didn't mean to contradict you. It's really obsolete, I just didn't know that. :-)

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I didn't mean to contradict you. It's really obsolete, I just didn't know that. :-)

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What I meant is that a number of times new hardware or new software had been promoted as a final solution and then nothing came out of it. I have followed the evolution of computing since 1979 and have seen many things pass by, while others, often unexpected. have taken their place. But this is what makes this field so fascinating. Cheers.
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Has anyone seen this

Has anyone seen this project?: http://www.darpa.mil/news/2010/UHPCNewsRelease.pdf

If anything comes out of it, it may take 10 years to reach "normal" consumers, i bet.

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Other things in the

Other things in the works..

A mind made...

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