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New Device May Revolutionize Computer Memory


January 20, 2011

image of the unified device Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new device that represents a significant advance for computer memory, making large-scale "server farms" more energy efficient and allowing computers to start more quickly. Full Story

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