IBM Phase Change Memory is 100 times faster than Flash

A couple of days ago, IBM engineers did something which appeared unimaginable to most. They created a breakthrough memory technology which IBM claims betters the performance of Flash based by a factor of 100. That is 100 times faster, better, secure.

IBM’s, this Phase Change Memory (PCM), is not only faster than Flash but it’s more reliable too; something which won't lose data due in the event of a power outage. In the words of Dr. Haris Pozidis, manager of IBM Research's Memory and Probe Technologies arm, "By demonstrating a multi-bit phase-change memory technology which achieves for the first time reliability levels akin to those required for enterprise applications, we made a big step towards enabling practical memory devices based on multi-bit PCM."

That apart, according to IBM, PCM enables computers and servers to boot instantaneously as well as improving performance. This new technology is capable of enduring at least 10 million write cycles - a huge leap from current enterprise level Flash at 30,000 cycles. --------

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