HP Just Turned The Computing World On Its Head

HP just announced the next revolution of evolution of computing.  In fact, the computing solution they’ve come up with is beyond revolutionary.

  • 80 times less energy consumed.
  • Photons (light) are used for processor to memory communication instead of electrons.
  • 160 petabytes of stable long term non-volatile memory, byte addressable,  accessible in under 250 nanoseconds.  That’s the equivalent of having 163,840 terabyte sized hard drives acting as if they were instantly accessible computer RAM.
  • Special purpose CPU cores that are computationally task specific.
  • 640 terabytes of data can be computed in 1 billionth of a second.
  • 6 times the processing power of traditional server clusters.
  • Oxygen ions used to store information instead of magnetic hard drive platters or standard RAM chips.
  • Complete design flexibility between processing and memory.  Memory and processors can be separated by great distances.
  • The size of machines such as these can scale anywhere from the size of a cell phone up to the size of a large data center, and beyond with instant cloud accessibility.
  • Processors can flip between binary 0 or 1 memory states in the picosecond range (0.000000000001 seconds), and require no energy to maintain the state in memory.
  • A completely new open sourced operating system is being designed to take advantage of the new architecture.
  • They project completed systems development by 2020, with many of the system components coming online well before that.

This is a totally new way of computing.  It’s hard to even wrap your head around it.  It’s the equivalent of going from horseback to a super-sonic fighter jet.

  • Brenden

    I can’t wait to have one of these. The ability of this technology could relieve people from ever having to work again. It seems like it works in a very similar way to human brain. Its like a network of independent neurons. Maybe intelligent robots aren’t too far off.

  • Brenden

    I wonder how fast this would mine bitcoin…

  • Piotr Fedorowski

    Meanwhile, “tech press” is all about another stupid new phone and /r/technology is only about Uber and Tesla.