IBM Demonstrates In-memory Computing with 1M PCM Devices

October 30, 2017

Last week IBM reported successfully using one million phase change memory (PCM) devices to implement and demonstrate an unsupervised learning algorithm running Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Puts 3D XPoint on Notice with 3 Bits/Cell PCM Breakthrough

May 18, 2016

IBM scientists have broken new ground in the development of a phase change memory technology (PCM) that puts a target on competing 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. IBM successfully stored 3 bits per cell in a 64k-cell array that had been pre-cycled 1 million times and exposed to temperatures up to 75∘C. A paper describing the advance was presented this week at the IEEE International Memory Workshop in Paris. Phase-change memory is an up-and-coming non-volatile memory technology... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Week in HPC Research

February 28, 2013

The top research stories of the week include lessons learned from system failures; a cross-platform OpenCL implementation; the best memory to extract GPU's potential; innovative ideas for next-generation interconnects; and the benefits of cloud storage to HPC applications. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Changing the Phase of Memory

June 26, 2012

Researchers look to boost speed of phase change memory. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Thoughts on Memory Trends from Micron’s Dean Klein

June 23, 2011

With all the focus on more powerful microprocessors, sometimes it's easy to forget that speedier chips do no good if memory is your bottleneck. In the final ISC'11 keynote of the week, Micron Technology VP Dean Klein talked about technologies that can help to alleviate this problem. HPCwire asked Klein to preview the topic and give us his take on where he thinks memory technologies are heading, especially in regard to high performance computing. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Researchers Challenge NAND Flash with Phase Change Memory

June 6, 2011

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have built a solid state storage system that they claim outperforms state-of-the-art flash memory products. The new system, know as Moneta, uses phase change memory, a technology that some predict will replace the NAND flash memory used in nearly every solid state drive today. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Will 2010 See SSD Technology Topping Out?

February 2, 2010

What comes after NAND flash memory? Read more…

By Ed Doller

Phase Change Memory is Another Step Closer

October 28, 2009

Intel and Numonyx hit stackable milestone. Read more…

By Ian Williams

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