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pixies
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re: Smart memory seen as cure for user-interface bottlenecks
pixies   5/2/2012 3:17:19 PM
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Yeah, I got the same impression from the title too. This story is about a "smart strategy" to use memory, not a memory based processor.

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re: Smart memory seen as cure for user-interface bottlenecks
PJames   5/1/2012 11:58:25 PM
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I don't see anything in what is described that would indicate that this memory is "smart" in any way. I assume that this is simply a weird spin put on the story because it's coming from a company that makes memory, but the real story is simply an argument that more memory in a mobile platform is desirable to enable local processing vs server side processing. I believe years ago the term "smart memory" used to refer to the concept of embedding processing capabilities into the memory itself. An architecture that has yet to make sense.

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re: Smart memory seen as cure for user-interface bottlenecks
goafrit   5/1/2012 2:17:44 PM
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We hope so. I have always thought that a new computing paradigm like neuromorphic will offer a better model for resolving the user-interface problem than anything. Unfortunately, the industry has not taken any major interest in it.

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re: Smart memory seen as cure for user-interface bottlenecks
R_Colin_Johnson   5/1/2012 2:01:49 AM
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We've all had the frustration--waiting for the network to catch up with our requests, which are especially frustrating when you are waiting for cloud-based resources like Apple's Siri to respond. Smart memory based interfaces, that use local resources instead of cloud connections is the answer, according to Spansion, but I suppose this is not surprising, since Spansion sells the memories that will enable next-gen user interfaces to operate in the absence of cloud connections.



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