Should We Worry About Memory Loss?

In recent years the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry has benefited from the development of higher density multi-core processors. With recent chips capable of executing up to 32 tasks in parallel, this rate of growth also shows no sign of slowing. Alongside the development of denser micro-processors has been the considerably more modest rate of improvement in Random Access Memory (RAM) capacities. The effect has been that the available memory-per-core has reduced and current projections suggest that this is still set to reduce further.

Provided by: University of Warwick Topic: Storage Date Added: Apr 2011 Format: PDF

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