Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Future of Computing

Energy savings, time savings, the possibilities are just beginning for the Memory Resistor. A Reuters article explains that the new electrical circuit does not accept electrical flow blindly - in any amount or direction; the memory resistor (memristor) "remembers" the direction and the amount of electrical flow.

Its impact on computers could be revolutionary. The memristor could eventually replace DRAM and upon start up, a computer would remember where it was when shut off.

Just think - no boot times! I imagine this would be rather like turning on and off a light switch; instantaneous computing!

View the whole article here.