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 Feb 14, 2007 - 10:41 AM - by Michael
* IBM speeds up DRAM

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DRAM gets a big boost today - IBM's figured out how to speed it up to nearly <a href-:http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/20070214/sram-edram-dram-ibm-memory.htm">SRAM speeds.

IBM said it has been able to speed up the DRAM to the point where it's nearly as fast as SRAM, and that the result is a type of memory known as embedded DRAM, or eDRAM, that helps boost the performance of chips with multiple core calculating engines and is particularly suited for enabling the movement of graphics in gaming and other multimedia applications. DRAM will also continue to be used off the chip.

"A lot of people have been trying to do this," Su said. "As we look into the processor roadmap, this is one of the most difficult things to solve. We were basically memory-limited in the high-power processors, so this has been very significant for us."

 

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