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Now duckie, expecting tech journalist to understand arithmetic is asking a bit much now isn't it?

Is it more scary that the author made the math mistake, or that 95% of people who read the article won't notice?
post #22 of 49
lol why is everyone hung up on the 500x faster and 50x more expensive part rolleyes.gif

sounds like the Awesome sauce to me,,

When are we getting O-Ram Duckie?

i tried looking for that Optical Ram, that was in an article maybe a year ago? Cant find anything new about it
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lol why is everyone hung up on the 500x faster and 50x more expensive part rolleyes.gif
sounds like the Awesome sauce to me,,
When are we getting O-Ram Duckie?
i tried looking for that Optical Ram, that was in an article maybe a year ago? Cant find anything new about it


Any optic based technologies will require cheap/reliable/low-energy/small/very fast lasers..... that's too far into the future when there are electricity-based and thermal technologies that are much closer to production.
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well shoot I was hoping someone somewhere was utilizing it for something =(
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You would still be better off. The drive in the source is only 16Mb. It also takes 400mW to power a 1GB drive compared to the 80mW used to power a 64GB SSD. Unless they can tackle the power consumption and limited storage space, this technology is almost worthless.

Give it 3 years and it will be available to the general public on an average consumer basis. With how fast technology has evolved in computers over the last 10 years or so, I'd say in a few years time these will be obtainable and usable by gamers and consumers.
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Give it 3 years and it will be available to the general public on an average consumer basis. With how fast technology has evolved in computers over the last 10 years or so, I'd say in a few years time these will be obtainable and usable by gamers and consumers.

Not likely. News articles like this come out all the time claiming to write about the "next best thing". Having been reading about some of them for more than three years I can say with some certainty that most of them will never make it to market (*cough*hydra*cough*). This could be one of those exceptions to the rule, but I wouldn't put to much stock in it. There is a legion of vapor ware articles just like this one floating around OCN if you care to look.
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Hrmph ....
Correct me if I missed something but as far as I can see these guys are selling stuff thats even more expencive than DDR3 sticks. You can get SSD's currently for approx a 1 euro per GB, DDR3 8 GB sticks are approx 3 .. 4 euros a GB and this particular tech would be then coming at ~50 euros a GB - really ? Now I understand its "non-volatile" - great - but so is a box of DDR3 sticks with battery backup and some kind of traditional device to do backup into in the case of power loss.
So whats the advantage over the setup using DDR3 for that kind of stuff ? What am I mission as I must be missing something considering that some companies seem to be willing to buy that stuff at such premium and I'm sure they pinch every penny before it departs their hand, as thats what companies usually do wink.gif

Well, there's this thing, which is about 15 grand. So maybe that's why it's priced so high.
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Well, it's in about the right place latency wise to fill the gap between DRAM and SSD, but it has to fall below RAM in price before it's widely useful.
Here are relative storage latencies expanded to a scale that's easier to understand.
Code:
registers    in your mouth
L1              on your fork(~0.5 seconds)
L2              on your plate(~1 second)
L3              on the table in the serving bowl(~3 seconds)
RAM             In kitchen, sitting on the back burner. (~1 minute)
THIS NEW THING  A trip to the grocery store and a meal preparation away (~1.5 hours)
SSD             at the farm, being harvested  (~1 month)
HDD             collecting the seeds to plant next season(~1 year)

whew. that helped! thumb.gif

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A thought occurred to me, If this type of storage were used to cache SSDs the same way SSDs can currently be used to cache hard drives, prices wouldn't have to come down quite as far as they would otherwise need to. I could see people buying a 20GB cache drive at DRAM pricing, if that storage is really as fast as they say it is. That said, it would have to wait until after SATA express, unless they put it on a PCI-e card.
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Reality check: Gamers really don't need it. Server farms however would be loving this.
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