[rescue] Nano-tech storage (was: Tape drive woes)
Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez
lefa at ucsc.edu
Tue Sep 14 23:26:44 CDT 2004
On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 06:44:22PM -0700, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> > The problem is that memory will never be as fast as the CPU, and even if
> > it is close you still have to leave the processor, which is costly in
> > terms of latency.
> Keep in mind that several of these new nano-memory technologies are
> FASTER THAN SHIT. And I'm not exaggerating. If I remember correctly,
> Nantero -- for one -- is talking access times measured in *picoseconds*.
If it is stuff that you can mix with the in-die logic then it would be
interesting. If you have to access off chip, it doesn't matter how fast
you can access stuff, since you are still bitten by the wire delays and
pin limitations :(.
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