Does anybody have an idea of when this tech will be coming out?
its supposed to be a very big improvement over the RAM we have now. Because we would have faster boot times and all the apps we had opened up would still be open when we rebooted the computer.
So does aanybody else know about this or is it just an unpopular article?
It seems to me that the memristor has several other applications, but is probably still far away from production.
If you just want solid state RAM for faster boot times, etc, then probably something like MRAM from Freescale Semiconductor will come to market at a reasonable price sooner.
April 7, 2009 8:46:49 PM
Speaking from a Security point of view, the memristor could be a potential nightmare for those of us who
deal with the removal of Malware, RootKits, BootKits, Worms, Viruses and other forms of Parsitical Crimeware.
When you are trying to remove such stuff, you count on the memory being cleared by rebooting the system,
a Cold Boot if necessary.
Memristor memory would create a nightmare scenario and I'm sure the Malware authors would take
advantage of this technology to make it that much harder to remove their crap.
I would hope that if and when this technology comes out, that they'll at least include a jumper to clear
the memory or a bios setting to disable it from retaining anything or a combination of both.
Its not flawed... as Tom's posted not long ago virus's are already targetting parts of the system that would survive things like hard drive wipes. I'm sure any such system would implement a way of wiping the memory. I think the risk level is non-existant as long as there exists a way to force a wipe of the contents.