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Universal Memory breakthough: Patented device uses 100 times less energy than DRAM

The world of flash drives and DRAM could soon be a distant memory Researchers at the University of Lancaster have created the world’s first Universal Memory device, which could spell the end of the $100bn market for Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM). The quest for the first Universal Memory device has preoccupied scientists and engineers… Read More


Western Digital launches new initiative to improve how data centres store data

Company launches new initiative to accelerate adoption of zoned storage It’s no secret that the amount of data being generated is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. In 2016, global IP traffic first exceeded one zettabyte, ushering in the Zettabyte Era. According to IDC, we will be generating 103 zettabytes per year by 2023 (for reference,… Read More


FPGA vulnerability threatens cloud services and IoT

FPGA chips are generally considered secure, but a newly discovered vulnerability opens a gateway for side-channel attacks Scientists have discovered a vulnerability in Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that might serve as a gateway for hackers to attack cloud services and IoT devices. Unlike conventional computer chips that are built to perform one specific task, FPGAs… Read More


Major US chipmakers reportedly cut ties with Huawei after blacklist

Google is also preventing the telecommunications giant from accessing some of its services US chipmakers are reportedly cutting ties with Huawei following the company’s inclusion into the Trump administration’s trade blacklist last Friday. According to Bloomberg, semiconductor companies Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broadcom have halted supply to Huawei indefinitely. Google has also halted some trade… Read More


Micron unveils ultra low-latency NVMe SSDs for enterprise and cloud data centres

Micron is bringing HDD-type storage to the NVMe-table by offering up to 15.36TB of storage on its new range of flash drives As NVMe-based SSDs significantly outperform SATA-based SSDs in reading and writing data, they are the storage weapon of choice for enterprises deploying sophisticated cloud architectures. Hardware veteran Micron, that first entered the NVMe… Read More



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