In January 2007, Fujitsu announced one Terabit/in2 technology, a breakthrough for future HDD capacity expansion. At that time, one-dimensionally aligned alumina nanohole patterns with 25nm pitch were produced to support one Terabit/in2 bit recording density. Now for the first time, Fujitsu has successfully created ideally “ordered” alumina nanohole patterns for isolated bit-by-bit recording on a large disk area by establishing an innovative fabrication process, and confirmed the basic read/write capability in each individual nanohole of the patterned media using a flying head on a rotating disk. Using Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) processes, the patterned alumina nanohole media was fabricated using nano-imprint lithography, anodic oxidation, and cobalt electrodeposition at a density of 100nm pitch nanoholes that was suitable to currently available head technology.
The Question is Do we need TeraBytes 1000 GB Hard disks?
Tilera Corp. is pioneering a new chip architecture based on MIT research and has begun to ship a 64-core processor, promising dramatic advances in powering devices for the networking and multimedia industries. Tilera claims they will deliver more than 10 times the performance of current dual-core processors and 40 times the performance of Single core Processors.
Arizona State University researchers have developed a low-cost, low-power computer memory--one-tenth the cost of and 1,000 times as energy-efficient as flash memory--that could put terabyte-sized thumb drives in consumers" pockets within a few years.
The programmable metallization cell (PMC) technology uses nanowires from copper atoms the size of a virus to record binary ones and zeros.
A mini-computer that fits in your pocket, allows you to surf the web, search for friends or record and upload video should be available as early as next year.
Speaking at the Intel Development Forum in Taiwan, Intel vice-president and Ultra Mobility Group assistant general manager, Gadi Singer, demonstrated a range of mobile internet devices (MID) and ultra mobile personal computers (UMPC), which he believes will provide the full internet experience in your hand.
"The internet is going to become mobile, but the experience (today) is lacking. Today"s mobile devices don"t offer the full internet experience,"
IBM once again dominated the competition in semiannual rankings of supercomputers, but the big news is what"s coming next year.
Big Blue is working on a computer nicknamed "Roadrunner" that will combine Cell processors, a family of chips found inside the PlayStation 3, and processors from Advanced Micro Devices.
Roadrunner, which will be delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy"s Los Alamos National Laboratory in summer 2008, will be capable of performing more than a quadrillion operations, or a petaflop, when it"s fully operational. IBM helped design and build the Cell chip and has been looking for ways to expand its commercial potential.
A computer that can churn a petaflop has been a longstanding goal for many manufacturers. IBM had the fastest computer on the Top500 Supercomputer Sites list, which was released Monday at the SC07 conference in Reno, Nev. The top machine, the Blue Gene/L supercomputer--located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory--is capable of 478.2 trillion operations, or 478.2 teraflops a second. Thus, Roadrunner will be twice as powerful.