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Persistent Memory Needs Apps

MRAM, ReRAM on the 2020 horizon
9/20/2016 10:00 AM EDT
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rick merritt
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Re: Revised storage concepts needed
rick merritt   9/23/2016 1:37:51 PM
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I hope its royalty free ;-)

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Re: Revised storage concepts needed
perl_geek   9/22/2016 4:27:04 PM
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"I'll use it in the future." Please feel free to do so; I'm always happy to be quoted. (There are other words and phrases I'm trying to slip into general usage, too.)

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Re: Revised storage concepts needed
jlfose   9/22/2016 1:36:28 PM
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Perl_Geek, That is a great phrase "Technological Cheshire Cat"  I'll use it in the future.

Clearly most code will remain unchanged, so this particular TCC will remain with us for a quite a while.

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Revised storage concepts needed
perl_geek   9/20/2016 2:38:37 PM
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Existing filesystem organisation is based on the characteristics of existing technology, which hasn't changed much fundamentally since the 1950s.

Yes, the devices are very different, but there's still a hierarchy of cost-vs-speed from transient, expensive registers, bigger-cheaper-but-slower caches, now multilevel, to some sort of external device with data organised into what were once physical collections. The way data is organised, represented, and retrieved is based on those criteria.

Physical properties and tradeoffs are bound to be represented in designs, and often survive as technological Cheshire cats well past their relevance. How much rethinking will be required if enormous quantities of cheap, processor-speed storage becomes available?

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Re: Persistent Memory needs pink slips
rick merritt   9/20/2016 1:52:10 PM
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@sofianitz: Perhaps I failed to provide what we call in journalism "the nut graph." Here it is:

An emerging class of persistent memories aims to break the memory bandwidth bottleneck that is one of the chief obstacles in delivering higher computing performance. However both the chips and a programming model for them are still works-in-progress.

Does that help?

 

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Persistent Memory needs pink slips
sofianitz   9/20/2016 12:01:11 PM
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Truly I am sorry.  i don't want to be negative.  I honor all engineers working on a project.

Who the **** needs this ****?

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