[erlang-questions] Intel and 80 cores
Mon Oct 2 08:42:55 CEST 2006
On 10/2/06, Richard A. O'Keefe <> wrote:
> "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...
So true, so true... but that was in March - now there are more
companies producing the stuff (TDK for example). I'd give it a year or
two before the rough edges are removed.
There is also a longer term issue: I guess in the future there won't
be any difference between "system RAM" and "hdd replacement flash
RAM", but there will be systems with let's say 500GB RAM. I believe
the PC architecture would need to change too.
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