Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Successfully HP tests its vision of memory-focused computing

Successfully HP tests its vision of memory-focused computing

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The Machine, is no longer just a set of clever ideas and hardware research. HP’s grand dream for the future of computing,   . It’s just a proof-of-concept prototypeHewlett Packard Enterprise (the business-focused company that emerged from HP’s split) has successfully tested its Memory-Driven Computing architecture, where memory is more important to completing tasks than raw processing power , , speedy photonics-based data links and the custom software needed to make it all run. but it shows that everything works: compute nodes that share a pool of fast but permanent memory

Simulations from the design phase suggest that a Memory-Driven Computing system is “multiple orders of magnitude” faster at running code than conventional PCs — up to 8,000 times faster, in some cases.  And while the company most wants to use the tech for servers and other high-end computing tasks, The prototype needs more nodes and memory to live up to its potential, but there’s a good reason why HPE is optimistic based on this test.Even your smart home could benefit from the performance leapit notes that this improvement could scale all the way down to Internet of Things devices.

.The non-volatile memory needed to make MDC shine isn’t due until sometime in 2018 or 2019,  As before, the biggest hurdle is making it all practical and HPE won’t have widespread use of photonics until around the same time However, the very fact that HPE has working hardware represents an important milestone. . Don’t expect to buy a superpowered laptop any time soon, folks.  Now, it’s mostly a matter of refining the experience instead of proving that it’s functional.

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