|PALO ALTO, Calif. â€” Hewlett-Packard researchers have proposed a fundamental rethinking of the modern computer for the coming era of nanoelectronics â€” a marriage of memory and computing power that could drastically limit the energy used by computers.|
|To distinguish the new type of computing from todayâ€™s designs, he said that systems will be based on memory chips he calls â€œnanostoresâ€ as distinct from todayâ€™s microprocessors. They will be hybrids, three-dimensional systems in which lower-level circuits will be based on a nanoelectronic technology called the memristor, which Hewlett-Packard is developing to store data. The nanostore chips will have a multistory design, and computing circuits made with conventional silicon will sit directly on top of the memory to process the data, with minimal energy costs.|
This is an interesting read. Can you imagine having your RAM mounted directly to the processor/storage drive? SATA3 be damned I'll take what they are having!