On June 11, Martin Fink revealed that HP has been working on a secret project. This project is aimed at allowing us to rethink data.Video
"The Machine [is] a processing architecture designed to cope with the flood of data from an internet of things. It uses clusters of special-purpose cores, rather than a few generalized cores; photonics link everything instead of slow, energy-hungry copper wires; memristors give it unified memory that's as fast as RAM yet stores data permanently, like a flash drive."
As HP says in the video, this architecture will have "electrons compute, photons communicate, and ions store." Using this architecture, they claim that "A Machine server could address 160 petabytes of data in 250 nanoseconds
; HP says its hardware should be about six times more powerful than an existing server, even as it consumes 80 times less energy."
They plan on having this technology commercially available by 2018, and want to include it in everything, from data-centers to smartphones.
What are your thoughts?
Sources:HP's Machine technology rethinks the basics of computingDiscover Day Two: The Future Is Now—The Machine from HPHP Moonshot System
P.S. During the video, they mentioned the HP Moonshot System. I thought this was interesting so I linked it in the sources.