HPs “The Machine” Capable of Calculating 640TBs In 250ns
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
How do you feel about having a new type of computer that can churn its way through a staggering 160 petabytes of data in one billionth of a second, while only using 1/8th of the power of a comparable performance server? Because that is exactly what HP’s new “The Machine” is capable of doing, and it could truly revolutionise the computer world in a big way.
Using a cluster of specialized cores that are connected via silicon photonics, rather than a group of generalized cores on a copper PCB, The Machine is an incredibly powerful and high-performance device. The best trick at its disposal is the use of memristors, a special type of resistor that are capable of storing information, even in the event of power loss.
The whole thing is still a prototype, but HP are really hyped about this thing. Samples will appear some time next year, but the hardware isn’t expected to be deployed until 2018. HP hope The Machine will revolutionise “the internet of things”, but also say their technology could be scaled down, offering mobile devices likes smartphones somewhere in the region of 100 Terabytes of memory, yikes!
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