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Huge amounts of data storage on water?



Water? H2O? Is it possible? Well this Drexel Physics professor thinks so!

RAM is necessary in a computer because it stores information for programs that are currently running. As this news release was written, RAM stored the words in a file. Because RAM can transfer files faster than a hard-drive, it is used to handle running programs. However most RAM is volatile, and if the computer loses power all the information in RAM is lost. This is not the case with ferroelectric memory.

Ferroelectric memory is non-volatile, so it is entirely possible for files to be stored permanently in a computer¹s RAM. Applying nano-wires and the new stabilization method to existing ferroelectric RAM would deal a double blow to hard-drives in size and speed.


And that would take the storage world (and the Storage giants) into a total different battle arena. Imagine (but again I did muse lightly about it on my very first article-- Hmm how time flies). Plugging in modules to your hyperactive-hyperavailable applications (I think we should start calling every application we develop as an appliance). And when I say that I don't mean a physical appliance like this from Google but a "Virtual Appliance which needs no intervention from anyone of us. Users OR adminstrators/developers alike.

Build an appliance, deploy it with gobs of Ferroelectric memory with only modules (additional Ferroelectric memory) which you plug in to scale up/scale down your applications...oops sorry appliances :-)

Neat, I've been watching this too but I'll watch professor Spanier even more closely.

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