May 16, 2017

HP unveils 'world's largest' single memory computer

A prototype computer with 160TB of memory has been unveiled by Hewlett Packard Enterprises. The device, called The Machine, had a Linux-based operating system and prioritised memory rather than processing power, the company said. HPE said its Memory Driven Computing research project could eventually lead to a "Near-limitless" memory pool. "To realise this promise, we can't rely on the technologies of the past, we need a computer built for the big data era." "The ultimate way to speed things up is to make sure you have all the data present in your computer as close to the processing as possible so this is a different way of trying to speed things up," he said.

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