Closeup of memristor devices on a 300mm wafer
when it’s released, could replace a data center’s worth of equipment with a single refrigerator-size machine.
about 75 percent of HP Labs personnel would be dedicated to this one project.
“At the end, Meg turned to [Chief Financial Officer] Cathie Lesjak and said, ‘Find them more money,’”
“People in Labs see this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
HP’s bet is the memristor, a nanoscale chip that Labs researchers must build and handle in full anticontamination clean-room suits.
With the Machine’s main chips sitting on motherboards right next to the memristors, they can access any needed information almost instantly.
HP’s proposed silicon photonics would also be a big deal.
New memory and networking technology requires a new operating system. Most applications written in the past 50 years have been taught to wait for data, assuming that the memory systems feeding the main computers chips are slow.
OS development alone will be a massive effort.
Finding the Missing Memristor - R. Stanley Williams (2010.1.21) R. Stanley Williams from HP Labs gives a keynote presentation on memristor technology at the UC San Diego Center for Networked System's Winter Research Review 2010.
위의 동영상에서 나오는 슬라이드 하나
이 슬라이드를 보고 생각나는 것은, 태양계에서 행성이 있어야 할 자리에 아무 것도 없다든가, 물리학에서 소립자들을 연구하는 사람들이 소립자들을 속성에 따라 구분할 때, 대칭적인 위치에 뭔가 비어 있는 것을 발견하고, 그 자리에 있어야 할 소립자를 연구해서 찾아내는 이야기.
자연은 대칭. 음양과 태극. :)