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Magnetic memory at one bit per molecule

molecule.pngOne of the areas that I believe will cause a significant shift in the architecture of both hardware and software is the advent of storage class memory. As memristors (or competing technologies) enter devices, we’ll see new applications of computing that are just not possible today.

 

When I saw this article about A magnetic memory with one bit per molecule, I found it exciting, since this structure was much smaller than other approaches. This technique though uses a scanning electron microscopeto activate the effect, it could be quite a while before we see this in a production device (if ever). On the other hand, the demonstration is an example of the variety of techniques being tried to create these very small and stable storage units.

 

When we can store a petabyte on our mobile devices, it will change how we think of current trendy techniques like cloud computing, big data, social and edge-computing.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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