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Innovation Promises to Cut Massive Power Use at Big Data Companies in a Flash


July 18, 2012

Vivek Pai Princeton University researchers have developed a technique to allow flash memory to substitute for RAM in many applications, allowing for savings in equipment costs and power consumption. Full Story

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