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Comments on Geeking with Greg: Talk on disk as the new RAM





Updated: 2017-12-06T07:37:01.524-08:00

 



I don't think the point of disk becoming new RAM i...

2008-04-06T23:46:00.000-07:00

I don't think the point of disk becoming new RAM is valid in any case but a really specific one (the one mentioned in your article).

There's not just cache misses, there are other problems. Disk is the main component in current-days computers that hasn't kept up with speed increases.
Sure, it may be possible to improve on that with parallellism, but that introduces other problems — more points of failure, heat issues, increase power requirements, etc. Not to mention the physical size requirements.



With the increasing penalty for cache misses, RAM ...

2008-03-29T22:50:00.000-07:00

With the increasing penalty for cache misses, RAM is the new disk, and disk is the new tape. And Flash memory is I have no idea what ;)