IBM: Phase Change Memory to Operate Beyond 150°C

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aoneone

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so what happens beyond this memory idea, is that increasing temperatures will forever hold any data information forever, thus making it practically indestructible.

In other words, porn viewers downloading data and info onto their harddrives and thinking you can wipe it away by burning it .. ha fat chance pervert!!
 

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[citation][nom]aoneone[/nom]so what happens beyond this memory idea, is that increasing temperatures will forever hold any data information forever, thus making it practically indestructible. In other words, porn viewers downloading data and info onto their harddrives and thinking you can wipe it away by burning it .. ha fat chance pervert!![/citation]

... why pervert?? Internet is for porn.

Back to topic, IBM really needs to file another patent of this with rounded corners just in case.

 

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This patent is way to generic. Are you kidding me? A specific material setup in a specific way for a specific purpose with a working model. Better luck next time IBM on your broad implementation of a specific method of memory cooling. I think we all came up with this common method for use a special glass material.
 

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[citation][nom]sylvez[/nom]Back to topic, IBM really needs to file another patent of this with rounded corners just in case.[/citation]
Phase chips have a cold side and a hot side. Guess some IBM engineer switched the side, melted the whole thing and now patented the mess.
 

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I wonder, what is the endurance of the various phase change chips coming out?

there are a few in development but since it is relying on what pretty much a chemical reaction or a gas meaning you are dealing with relatively short half lives (reason why plasma screens don't last as long), and other forms of decay.

if it is just designed for NV storage, then it can be good for machines that work in hot environments, or at least bring technology one step closer to designing a rover that can function on a planet such as Venus.
 

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So not only is it 100x faster than flash and lasts for millions of write cycles and is cheaper to produce than flash but now it even operates in temperatures well above what flash can do... Sooo why do we not have this in a hard drive yet there IBM? Whats the hold up?
 

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[citation][nom]shin0bi272[/nom]So not only is it 100x faster than flash and lasts for millions of write cycles and is cheaper to produce than flash but now it even operates in temperatures well above what flash can do... Sooo why do we not have this in a hard drive yet there IBM? Whats the hold up?[/citation]
There are a lot of procedures and protocols to follow into getting new technology onto the market. And there is even more time and money that must be spent on creating manufacturing factories that can cheaply manufacturer this stuff with high precision, instead of only being a laboratory prototype constructed in ideal perfect conditions. The consumer market is usually 10 years behind latest scientific efforts, so don't expect to see this anytime soon.
 

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So.. now memory can be clocked higher without worrying about cooling it?

I hope the next graphic cards from AMD/NVIDIA come with 10000 MHz meory clocks!
 

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[citation][nom]mmstick[/nom]There are a lot of procedures and protocols to follow into getting new technology onto the market. And there is even more time and money that must be spent on creating manufacturing factories that can cheaply manufacturer this stuff with high precision, instead of only being a laboratory prototype constructed in ideal perfect conditions. The consumer market is usually 10 years behind latest scientific efforts, so don't expect to see this anytime soon.[/citation]
Yeah it took around 15 years for Intel to get their tri-gate transistors to the market...
 

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More chips for the military gear.
Can't imagine other use, i don't want any appliance at home those temps except for the toaster and iron.
 
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