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November 15th, 2010

Team makes breakthrough in Racetrack memory

Abstract:
A Swiss team reckons it's on the way to developing a new kind of 'Racetrack' memory that could speed up hard disks by 100,000 times.

Pioneered by IBM two or three years ago, Racetrack memory is a high-volume, ultra-rapid non -volatile read-write magnetic memory based on nanotechnology. Racetrack-equipped computers would boot up instantly, as well as saving energy. While an idle computer consumes up to 300mW simply by maintaining data in RAM, Racetrack memory doesn't have this constraint.

Now, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) professor Mathias Kläui has demonstrated that much higher speeds are possible than had previously been thought - up to 100,000 times faster than current hard disks.

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