IBM is once again doing something pretty amazing. Their engineers are currently working on a new type of memory that is supposedly one hundred times fast than flash memory. The remarkable thing about this RAM is not just its speed, but, it’s really cheap to produce. Even at the early stages IBM is saying that this type of memory can easily be integrated into everything from corporate mainframes all the way on down to you mobile phone. As amazing as it sounds to be able to have that much power in the palm of your hand it is still going to be a little ways off.
In order to get the benefit of RAM that is that fast other hardware is going to need to be further developed to handle the speed which IBM apparently does not see as a problem because they are anticipating having this technology available within the next 5 years! If you are curious and would like to read more, including the press release by IBM click here.