[erlang-questions] Intel and 80 cores

Richard A. O'Keefe <>
Mon Oct 2 00:58:16 CEST 2006

"Vlad Dumitrescu" <> wrote:
	Well, things begin to happen on that front too: solid state memories.
	There are some 32GB flash "hdd killers" (see
	http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/03/21/samsung_unveils_ssd/) so I'd
	say the snowball is rolling.

That article says
    'The company claimed the so-called "solid state disk" can
        access data three times faster than an HDD can and write files
        one-and-a-half times more quickly ...'

For a solid-state device to only read 3 times faster than spinning lumps
of metal is rather disappointing.  Mind you, that's well worth having...

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