640TBs Of Data In One Billionth Of A Second

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PostTue Jun 17, 2014 11:16 pm » by Domeika

Chaindrive wrote:June 16, 2014
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New Type Of Computer Capable Of Calculating 640TBs Of Data In One Billionth Of A Second, Could Revolutionize Computing


Let me introduce The Machine- HP’s latest invention that could revolutionize the computing world. According to HP, The Machine is not a server, workstation, PC, device or phone but an amalgamation of all these things. It’s designed to be able to cope with the masses of data produced from the Internet of Things, which is the concept of a future network designed to connect a variety of objects and gadgets.

In order to handle this flurry of information it uses clusters of specialized cores as opposed to a small number of generalized cores. The whole thing is connected together using silicon photonics instead of traditional copper wires, boosting the speed of the system whilst reducing energy requirements. Furthermore, the technology features memristors which are resistors that are able to store information even after power loss.

The result is a system six times more powerful than existing servers that requires eighty times less energy. According to HP, The Machine can manage 160 petabytes of data in a mere 250 nanoseconds. And, what’s more, this isn’t just for huge supercomputers- it could be used in smaller devices such as smartphones and laptops. During a keynote speech given at Discover, chief technology officer Martin Fink explained that if the technology was scaled down, smartphones could be fabricated with 100 terabytes of memory.

HP envisages a variety of future applications for this technology in numerous different settings, from business to medicine. For example, it could be possible for doctors to compare your symptoms or DNA with patients across the globe in an instant and without breaching privacy, improving health outcomes.

While this is an exciting development, unfortunately for us HP isn’t expecting to have samples until 2015 and the first devices equipped with The Machine won’t surface until 2018.

If you’d like to find out more, check out this YouTube video from Discover 2014 detailing the technology:

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Read this the other day... and "I" made me very own machine.... (long pause)... unfortunately.. I made mine out of legos.. Hmmm me wonders if itll work the same way... Hell, it was cheap and easy to make.. :D I also wonder if itll start bouncing around the table top with all the information zipping back and forth like it was having a spazim attack or something.? :lol:

As usual, people will roll out the ole great for education, kids, bzzz. When what it really means is......


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PostWed Jun 18, 2014 12:08 am » by Toxic32

I remember watching a program called tomorrows world on the BBC a very very long time ago where they introduced a new type of memory for computers that could, even at that time record everything that had ever been filmed, recorded, written, photographed, or needed to be stored in some way. He showed what it was. It was a crystal the size of your little finger nail. I remember after all they had claimed the commentator said that it would only take up a fraction of what could be used to store information. What the fuck happened to that invention? Killed by the people that wanted to control the release of memory capacity. That's why every year we are drip fed an increase in memory capacity and ram use.
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