18 Feb New Memory That Acts As Processor Could Speed Up Devices
ReRAM is coming to a computer manufacturer near you, and soon.
If you haven’t heard of this technology yet, you’re not alone, but it is one of the most exciting developments in the world of processors and chipsets in literally years.
Under the hood, memory is used as a storage device, and processors do the calculations and number-crunching that makes computers useful to us. The dividing line between the two technologies is clear, and there has historically been no overlap.
All that is about to change.
ReRAM is a technology that allows RAM to be both storage medium and data processor. You read that correctly. The memory chip itself can also process data.
This opens up a whole new world of possibilities. One of the most exciting is that mobile devices and laptops will soon be much faster and thinner than they are today with the gains in speed realized by virtue of the fact that there’s no need to bus data to and from the processor.
And, this is really just the tip of the iceberg.
Imagine, for example, a world of internet-connected devices in which each is capable of not just storing data, but also engaging in data processing.
Imagine the potential of being able to create a true mesh of computing devices and harnessing that power on a colossal, global scale.
Finally, imagine combining this with AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) technology and BLEs (Bluetooth Low Energy devices). It suddenly becomes possible to envision a world where virtually everything becomes a functional computer.
From a business perspective, that means you can create a geo-fence around your brick and mortar store and begin serving deeply interactive content in real time, custom-tailored to the needs and interests of each of your customers.
In a very short time, smartphones and laptops will see a considerable boost in speed, and interactive content is about to get a whole lot more interesting.