Vintage computer photogallery - Time Magazine

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri Oct 12 17:01:52 CDT 2007

On 12 Oct 2007 at 15:45, woodelf wrote:

> I still can't find the unlimited writes bit. But with at a few GHZ
> a jillion is not that long.[1]

Depending on where you look on the Ramtron website, they say 
"practically unlimited" to "more than 1,000,000,000,000".  That's 
cycles *per cell*, not for the whole unit.  Even with most GHz CPUs, 
hitting one location more than a quadrillion times is quite a bit.  I 
wonder what the cycle lifetime is for core memory?


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