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MeRAM has the potential to succeed NAND flash as the best non-volatile sold state memory with DRAM-like speed, better-than-NAND endurance and density, and now it has taken a step forward, with UCLA research making the stuff 10 to 10,000 times more energy-efficient. UCLA boffins - led by Raytheon professor of electrical …

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dense, non volatile, fast?

No mention on cycle times.

It may just be an impression but I think magnetic based systems are more rad hard by the physics they depend on than other memory technologies.

Handy should you be planing a trip to Jupiter or shopping for the next generation control electronics on nuclear weapons.

Usual warning. This is a process, not a product. It's v 0.1 tech.

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I know you do it in part to wind up those who claim it's offensive (of which I'm not one) but perhaps the word "boffin" is a tad overused in this article?

Also, is it 10-10,000 or 10-1,000 more energy efficient?

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*times

Oops!

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I just wish they wouldn't repeat the same information over and over. The article was basically split into thirds, with each third repeating the previous third with slightly different wording. I mean this article could have been much much shorter if that hadn't occured.

Probably also why boffin came up so much.

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"MeRAM has the potential to succeed NAND flash"

Except you only just reported that phase-change RAM is already being shipped in real devices. Perhaps you meant to say that MeRAM has the potential to succeed NAND's successor?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/17/micron_pcm_asha/

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Re: "MeRAM has the potential to succeed NAND flash"

Yes I'm getting confused too. It would appear there is a number of very vast and nonvolatile memory technologies already used in real-world devices , e.g. http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2012/01/23/dell_lsi_mram/

Just healthy competition, I suppose.

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Re: "MeRAM has the potential to succeed NAND flash"

Then there's memristor and graphene etc.

It doesn't really make sense to spend too much money on anything right now.

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10-10,000 times

yeah, what's a few powers of ten when you're trying to work out if it'll be cost-effective?

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The computer world has come full circle and is now back to magnetic core memory.

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only with teeny tiny cores this time round.

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