Universal Memory Tech Demonstrated (good for both RAM and Storage).

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  1. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    This looks neat:

    https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/news/-d...th-the-invention-of-universal-computer-memory

    Here's the linked abstract: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-45370-1

    Some of the demonstrated qualities are very promising. Very long lasting, stable data retnetion with no input energy, and super-fast changeability with lower energy input than modern DRAM, and use doesn't appear to decay the architecture over time. It also takes up 1000 x less space on a chip. (If I was reading the abstract correctly, which I may very well not have been).

    Still, it all looks like everybody's computers may in another few years require complete upgrades.

    What does this mean for.., everything? I mean, even photographic sensors will be affected by this. Are we entering the age of "Memory too cheap to meter" I wonder?

    Stay tuned, I guess.
     
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    LROBBINS Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Promising, but perhaps we shouldn't hold our breath yet. Demonstrated non-volatility was 10,000 seconds, which works out to just ca. 7 hours and long-term non volatility was an extrapolation - and in their test device the difference between 0 and 1 states may already be too small to be usable. They have ideas about how to increase the long term 0 to 1 difference, so we can certainly look forward to their next article.
     
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