[erlang-questions] Intel and 80 cores

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
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.

best regards,
Vlad



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