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Want more RAM? Get MetaRam.

San Jose based start-up MetaRam has announced a controller chip which can double or quadruple the amount of memory in a DIMM.

The company, which has signed up several production contracts, says it is able to integrate the controller into existing designs. This should make producing the finished article cost effective, especially for server implementations where mega amounts of RAM can significantly enhance large data-intensive processing jobs.

Looking further down the line, applications for personal computers seem apparent too. However we may find that the cost of low end RAM may always make it cheaper for home users to install conventional memory. The principal short term beneficiary could be data processing farms and financial institutions, which often run huge batch processes.

Having a terabyte of memory all of a sudden will make those nasty overnight runs seem like a walk in the park.

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Mar 5, 2008 - Posted by | Computing, Hardware, News |

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