Storage

World’s smallest DRAM cell promises low-power memory in future mobile devices

In a new paper published in Nature Electronics, IBM researchers demonstrate the smallest ever built DRAM memory cell, fifty years after its invention. The new DRAM cells feature potentially low power consumption and an unprecedented small footprint. They could be therefore particularly appealing for implementation in mobile devices or as cache memory.

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World’s First Quantum Computing Safe Tape Drive

Ten months ago we assembled a team from IBM Research in Switzerland and IBM tape developers based in Tucson, Arizona, to try to build something which has never been built before to address a risk that may not materialize for another decade or more. As you can tell, we love a good challenge.

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IBM scientists develop transparent cloud tiering

IBM empowers software-defined storage to manage unstructured data for cloud, big data, analytics, objects and more The Internet of Things — the digitalization of our environment — contributes to an ever-growing need for corporations and organizations to create, analyze, and store more data than ever before. And for this trend, there is no end in […]

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Researchers celebrate 20th anniversary of IBM’s invention of Spin Torque MRAM by demonstrating scalability for the next decade

“A new mechanism is proposed for exciting the magnetic state of a ferromagnet.” Twenty years ago, these words were written by IBM scientist John Slonczewski in his seminal paper entitled “Current-driven excitation of magnetic multilayers” in the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. Today, they are helping scientists overcome several technical hurdles in the development […]

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Universal memory has a viable candidate

Phase change materials were first considered for storing data more than 30 years ago, where the two metastable states or phases of these materials are used to store data in the form of millions of lines of binary code made of up billions of 0s and 1s. The concept eventually reached the consumer market, and […]

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Linear Tape File System now an International Standard

In 2011, IBM’s Linear Tape File System (LTFS) earned an Emmy Award in Engineering, after being recognized by FOX Networks for “improving the ability of media companies to capture, manage and exploit content in digital form, fundamentally changing the way that audio and video content is managed and stored.” Now, the International Standardization Organization (ISO) […]

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