The Hewlett-Packard company declared start of the grandiose project which purpose is creation of new computer architecture. Besides, specialists of the company work over the new mobile architecture which introduction will allow to create smartphones with the built-in store in capacity to the 100th terabyte.
According to representatives of the company, in their new project which has received the name The Machine, technologies of silicon photonics in which signals are transferred by the laser, instead of on usual copper wires will be applied. Besides, memory in new devices will be based on memristor which can replace the RAM, a flash stores, and also hard and solid-state disks.
Memristor — a passive element in the microelectronics, capable to change the resistance depending on a charge proceeding through it. According to experts, memristor can replace transistors in microelectronics, after all memory on their basis surpasses modern stores in characteristics.
In the HP company consider that modern computer architecture any more do not meet requirements of modern electronics. Specialists of the company started creation of new architecture two years ago, having completely rethought how there should be calculations in computer or mobile equipment, writes a resource cio.com.
On a project idea, memory will be built in devices on the basis of memristor. It will allow to replace all existing types of memory in a gadget with one, and also considerably to increase the maximum volume of built-in memory. So, according to engineers from HP, use of memristor will allow to create the smartphone with 100 terabytes of the built-in memory.
As report in HP, their experts already work over the Android version which will support such memory sizes. However it should be noted that though The Machine and is quite interesting and ambitious project, at present representatives of HP are not ready to tell exact terms of an exit of technology on the mass market. Probably, it happens in a year, and it is possible, and in ten years.