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Racetrack Memory - How It Works and What are Its Benefits

Dr. Stuart Parkin from the IBM Almaden Research Center tells us about a new type of memory that is theoretically about a million times faster than current hard disk technologies, with very fast access times, but at the same time very cheap to produce, along with many of the benefits of solid state memory. Called racetrack memory, it uses nanowires and spintronics.

Racetrack memory is suited to all kinds of computers and portable electronics. Stuart explains how the technology works and what stage the research is at and when he expects we might see it in consumer items.

Duration 8:19 min

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