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I know this is quite old stuff, but the reason I have posted now, is because it has had a recent significant price drop in manufacturing costs, and so it is closer than ever before!

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Nantero is developing NRAM™, a high-density nonvolatile Random Access Memory. The company's objective is to deliver a product that will replace all existing forms of memory, such as DRAM, SRAM and flash memory, with NRAM™ serving as universal memory.
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The wall of a single-walled carbon nanotube is only one carbon atom thick and the tube diameter is approximately 100,000 times smaller than a human hair.
http://www.nantero.com/index.html

More information provided at:

http://www.economist.com/science/dis...ory_id=1763552

And for the more technical people amongst us:

http://www.aip.org/tip/INPHFA/vol-8/iss-6/p18.html
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post #2 of 9
id get static RAM before this stuff.
but yeah, pretty interseting
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why static ram? wouldnt nano tech be faster?
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post #4 of 9
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Maybe you didn't read all the info (You replied in under 10 seconds), there is so much stuff going for it!

And yes, it would be a milestone faster!

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Nantero's technology can already achieve a data density considerably higher than existing RAMs. And because the wafers are so close together, those data can move rapidly from place to place. Nantero's new memory can read or write a bit in as little as half a nanosecond (billionth of a second).
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within the next few years the firm's engineers may be able to achieve data densities of a trillion bits per square centimetre (more than 1,000 times that available on existing RAM)
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post #5 of 9
That sounds sweet... i want it for retail, and i want it to be compatible with all systems (e.g. both AMD and Intel platforms...)

i doubt that will happen though
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post #6 of 9
It would be bad for overclocking if it needed higher voltage, mainly because the walls are so thin.
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Nano Nano!
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post #8 of 9
I think itll be a while before its out...like after DDR3 or DDR4.
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post #9 of 9
DDR3 is already taken...by video cards. Nano will be used in video cards before actual chips I think, just like DDR3 was. I'm guessing it's going to be 2 generations from now, but hey, who knows.
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