Sounds like a better duck?
Does 3D XPoint memory use phase change memory (PCM) technology or not? After IMTF co-chair Guy Blalock said XPoint uses a chalcogenide material, like Phase-Change Memory (PCM), your storage correspondent sent a mail to Intel and Micron saying: “According to my understanding phase-change memory is a non-volatile, chalcogenide …
Implies != States
It would have been *VERY* easy for the Intel/Micron pact to *STATE* whether the stuff they're peddling involves phase changes. They DID NOT. Even in reply to the correspondent's direct, single-point follow-up question. INSTEAD they appear to have had marketing (or, in this case, it smells like LEGAL) splaff out a carefully contrived EVASION.
So I feel we're left having to ask ourselves WHY the Intel/Micron corporate lawyers are CHOOSING to evade the simple question. What are they trying to hide, and WHY?
My GUESS would be one of two explanations:
Unlike our scribe, I'm more inclined towards something resembling the latter, but whatever their reasons it's certainly piqued my interest and it would be nice to not have to guess what's really going on!
Nice work Reg :)
Maybe our trusty scribe could try a re-followup? Something like this perhaps:
Yes, yes, of course your heroic product architecture engineers have heroically architected a brave new "cross point" product architecture proactively reimagined to leverage out of the box innovation, thusly realining the playingfield into a vertical trajectory to reverse the neuron flow into a whole new paradigm... But that's not what I'm asking about. What I'm asking is HOW IT WORKS. By what physical mechanism(s)/propert(y/ies) is the binary data recorded within the physical material?
on chalcogenide behaviours *other* than the phase change induced by electrical stimulation?
I've an engineering text that might have the answer, but that text is buried amongst other such dead tree objects I've not touched in ............ Well, long enough that I'm not gonna admit it.
All this bashing against 3D XPoint...are SSD competitors behind it ?
They surely must be scared because the unreliable TLC,MLC,SLC technologies will become obsolete and useless as soon as 3D XPoint hits the market.
Now many sites have started bashing the 3D XPoint claiming that Intel and Micron lied and it's all a facade and just another old technology and nothing new on the horizon...
Who would benefit from such a nonsense bashing then?
Clearly TLC, MLC, SLC manufacturers and so current SSD competitors indeed.
So is 3D XPoint really going to be pure crap and all the claims by Intel and Micron just fake? I really don't think so. If that was ever the case all this bashing wouldn't have ever appeared on the 'net all of a sudden like this....
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