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8/12/2014 07:06 PM EDT
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mhrackin
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Re: What's old is new again
mhrackin   8/13/2014 4:08:00 PM
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The similarities are far too strong to ignore.  Although the details are quite sparse, I would hazard a guess that these would have to share some of the properties that doomed bubble memory (which i actually played with quite a bit back in the '70s).  They include: serial nature, which then leads to access time issues, and apparently destructive bit read, necessitating read-modify-write on EACH BIT during readout.

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R_Colin_Johnson   8/13/2014 3:10:12 PM
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"This sounds like the magnetic bubble memory of the 70's. A good idea that never scaled out to be useful." Jack Peacock
I was thinking the same thing until I spoke with IBM who claims that the Racetrack Memory is still an active projects with papers published yearly about progress being made. Of course, only time will tell :)

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Jack Peacock   8/13/2014 9:57:39 AM
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This sounds like the magnetic bubble memory of the 70's.  A good idea that never scaled out to be useful.

  Jack Peacock

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Current density and voltage
resistion   8/13/2014 9:53:19 AM
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I remember current density and voltage were concerns. It goes over quite a long distance..

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