This is a great new route into making PC s much more quicker as the boot time is one of the things that is holding modern computing back, waiting for the BIOS to kick-in and then the Operating System to load. The technology once perfected could help us achieve a virtually instant on with a PC and much faster loading of apps.
“A new form of computing memory which could lead to faster starting, user-friendly computers has been developed by US researchers.
The device, developed by a team at North Carolina State University, claims to combine the advantages of two commons forms of memory used today.
The “unified” memory device, outlined in the journal IEEE Computer, is still undergoing testing.
But the team believe it could form the basis of PCs that start immediately”
Full article at BBC Technology News HERE