Thursday, October 20, 2011

pen or pencil for writing logs?

Those old enough to remember the days of manned space flight in the western world will recall that NASA expended considerable resources to come up with a pen that would work in space. Meanwhile, half a world away, the Russians just used a bunch of pencils.

I can't help feeling that story is going to have a new counterpart in the history books. Whilst HP are working on memristor based persistent RAM, someone else just grafted a bunch of flash and a super-capacitor onto a regular DIMM instead. Now I just need the linux guys to come up with a nice API...

New RAM shunts data into flash in power cuts

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