New Resistive RAM packs 1 TB of storage into a single chip

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Crossbar Inc., a Californian start-up that's relatively unknown in the storage market has unveiled a brand new form of storage technology, which they're calling Resistive RAM (RRAM). The technology allows for very high capacity and high performance non-volatile memory, capable...

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Cycloid Torus

Stone age computing - click on the rock below..
This sounds like a game changer to me...less power, less heat, bigger, faster...what have I missed..oh, yeah...cheaper? (hmm, doubt it).

Still, imagine the computing power of the highest end PC strapped to your wrist...just WHAT is all this computing power going to mean?!?!
 
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IAMTHESTIG

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Interesting... almost sounds too good to be true.

Oh and to the Techspot writer... I think you meant ?m (micrometers), not mm.
200 mm would 2 meters, quite a bit larger than a postage stamp.
 

Chazz

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Hmm, what is the picture of? Is it a stacked RRAM image, random image or a picture of what the concept looks like? I can't seem to see 3 "layers" on that picture.
 
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IAMTHESTIG

2m long that mens tablets are growing soon, we will walking with larger tablets than a person except basketball gamers
 

TekGun

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Interesting... almost sounds too good to be true.

Oh and to the Techspot writer... I think you meant ?m (micrometers), not mm.
200 mm would 2 meters, quite a bit larger than a postage stamp.
Well if you want to be accurate 200mm is only 20 centimetres...
 

yRaz

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Interesting... almost sounds too good to be true.

Oh and to the Techspot writer... I think you meant ?m (micrometers), not mm.
200 mm would 2 meters, quite a bit larger than a postage stamp.
it has a surface area of 200mm^2 which is still smaller than a 250gb SSD. Its about 1.5cmX1.5cm.
 
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200 millimeters is 20 centimeters, not 2 meters. The article said "200 sq mm", which would be approximately 14mm x 14mm. So in fact it is a little smaller than a postage stamp. Actually quite a bit smaller...
 

gamoniac

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Interesting... almost sounds too good to be true.

Oh and to the Techspot writer... I think you meant ?m (micrometers), not mm.
200 mm would 2 meters, quite a bit larger than a postage stamp.
Well if you want to be accurate 200mm is only 20 centimetres...
200 sq. mm = 20mm x 10mm (or 2cm x 1cm). 200 sq. mm is smaller than a stamp. The information is correct.
 

hahahanoobs

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Um, I was messing with Firefox and started the browser in safe mode (hold Shift when launching FF), and I came here to test if the text was still blurry, and their was a Playstation sponsored article that disappeared when I left safe mode.

What's going on....

Update: I go back to safe mode and it's gone now. So weird...
 

gruesomeA

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This sounds like a game changer to me...less power, less heat, bigger, faster...what have I missed..oh, yeah...cheaper? (hmm, doubt it).

Still, imagine the computing power of the highest end PC strapped to your wrist...just WHAT is all this computing power going to mean?!?!
It certainly won't be cheaper right away, but if it lives up what it's promising then the price will drop with larger production volumes.
 

ET3D

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Hoo-boy if this works as advertised and goes mainstream it will be a BIG deal. Note to self: buy stock in Crossbar, Inc.
Definitely. That's one of the most exciting announcements I've read in a while. Hopefully when they say it's ready for commericalisation they mean that.

Edit: Some figures on this page. The strange thing is the 140MB/s write speed vs. 17MB/s read speed. I wonder if that's an error or this is going to be used mainly for backup purposes.

Edit 2: More information on the white paper. Read speed quoted as "Asynchronous (XIP) Read" and .04MB/sec for NAND, so obviously this new one is much better. My understanding is that NAND can read only blocks, and this speed is the speed measurement of reading one byte. That would definitely make Crossbar's speed much better (and might prevent the need for RAM in small microcontrollers), but I'd still be interested in the large size transfer throughput.