Researchers use diamonds to boost computer memory
Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:40 PM
(Season 3, episode 3, "Best in Faux", for the two people who might actually be interested.)
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:54 PM
Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:55 AM
The thing about this article, though, is it seems like three sources or three repeats of the info told in different ways. And doesn't the article quote that this diamond method is "rewritable 100,000 times" while the best NAND chips can "only be rewritten 100,000 times" ? I'm confused, because it says inbetween these lines that IBM can use this tech to make memory that can be written to about 5 million cycles. I don't mean to be critical, but beyond the vague "we got something here that is in development, and should be better than what we have today" message, it's hard to pull out useful details; this article could use a little editing. But thanks for finding the topic!
Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:32 AM
Industrial grade diamonds are actually not that expensive. Only the jewel-grade stones are particularly expensive.