Essentially putting the flash memory chips onto a stick and putting them in DDR3 slots actually makes a lot of sense to me... why are they talking like it would be replacing the RAM though? It would just be a low-latency SSD wouldn't it?
yes, i do believe it would be the same as a ssd (which is what my thoughts were), and if a ramdisk was created on that "ssd" it would be blazing fast and have the capacity to hold most /if not all of your programs.
The article makes it sound like RAMdisk stuff. If its not persistent through power cycles then its not really providing anything new, is it?
oh my friend, i beg to differ, with a ramdisk set up properly , it will store an image file on your hdd/ssd. when you boot-up it loads the image file into the ramdisk, when you shut down it replaces the original image file with the current one that was running (you can even have it update the image file at sequential time intervals throughout the day). so yes your right that the ramdisk get's wiped when you shut-down or lose power, but you have a full image file waiting for you at the next boot.
the only problem that people generally have a problem with concerning ramdisk, is that they are to small to serve a useful purpose (like being able to store your progams and files there) i personally think that this tech (if it gets off the groung) is a game changer.