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Intel has a new flash memory I/O acceleration system - codenamed Braidwood - coming for its CPUs, according to reports from Computex in Taiwan. It is a flash memory cache, possibly up to 16GB capacity, that caches I/O from the processor so that data in the I/O is available more quickly when it is next needed. Intel first tried …

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Anonymous Coward

ohhh - in a good way

how long till they can move the whole os onto a seperate dedicated SAS array !

and leave our storage devices for storage and whatnot !

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Anonymous Coward

@ my fellow AC

how about the whole OS lives in some chips on the motherboard. You could call it something like, oh, I don't know "firmware".

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Joke

16GB flash? Woohoo, bring it on!

Now we are talking. The whole OS, applications and whatnot now goes straight to cache running at 1.3GHz+. Cool. No more DDR3 ram to buy now, heh?

At this size, the cache BECOMES the main memory, right?

Seriously, didn´t you mean 16MB (instead of GB) cache?

Can you imagine the size of the uncore to fit this sucker? How long before a OS seller creates an OS so large that will occupy that sort of size too?

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Happy

@firmware

would that be the BIOS your talking about ??

I was talking about an OS of a somewhat larger scale than dos :P

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i5

Lynnfield ie core i5 comes out in September along with the P55 chipset mobo's... not in 2010.

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P55

"Our understanding is that the P55 is one of five models in the single chip 5-Series chipset family...".

That's funny. My understanding is that the P55 was the Pentium with MMX instructions.

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Obsolete before arrival

SSDs will make this obsolete before it arrives. I doubt there will be many laptops apart from the very low-end that are still sold with rotating hard drives by the end of 2010.

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