SCM is a new class of non-volatile memory designed to enable applications like real-time data analytics and high-performance computing. The world economy runs on data and we expect SCM to become a fundamental building block for rapidly analyzing the massive data flows being generated by the Internet of Things, social networks, medical laboratories and other sources. With SCM, servers would be able to quickly access tens of terabytes of information and help turn insight into action.
The new memory technology—which will be based on the Memristor technology developed by HP and the ReRam technology that we have been pioneering–is expected to be up to 1,000 times faster than flash storage and offer up to 1,000 times more endurance than flash storage. It is also expected to offer significant cost, power, density and persistence improvements over DRAM technologies.
How will computer designers implement SCM into their systems? Often, SCM can complement existing technologies, sitting between primary storage devices such as SSDs and main memory such as DRAM to accelerate performance. SCM can also take on tasks associated with primary storage or main memory. Creativity in terms of design will flourish. One stated aim of our collaboration will be to contribute to HP’s breakthrough new computing model, The Machine, which reinvents the fundamental architecture of computers to enable a quantum leap in performance and efficiency, while lowering costs and improving security.
Michael Kanellos is the Editor-in-Chief at SanDisk. He has been writing about advanced technologies and Silicon Valley for over 20 years for
Michael Kanellos serves as Editor-in-Chief at SanDisk. Before coming to the company, he worked as a reporter and editor specializing in advanced technologies for CNET, Greentech Media, Forbes and other publications. He’s eaten bugs, been electrocuted, toured bomb shelters turned into data centers and interviewed thousands of executives to get the story right.
He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.