HP Claims Invention Can Speed up Computers

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  1. TwistedMetal

    TwistedMetal MC John-117

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    This is not an incremental increase, mind you, but "reinventing the computer at the molecular scale." Sadly, there's no telling when this will leave the lab or trickle down to the rest of us.

    "Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday that its researchers have proven that a technology they invented could eventually replace the transistor, a fundamental building block of computers.

    "In a paper published in Tuesday's Journal of Applied Physics, HP said three members of its Quantum Science Research group propose and demonstrate a 'crossbar latch,' which provides the signal restoration and inversion required for general computing without the need for transistors.

    "HP said in a statement that the technology could result in computers that are thousands of times more powerful than those that exist today."

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  2. SkyBum

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    Considering how hard it is to find many GPUs and Mobo's that have been "released" for months, I wouldn't hold yer breath on this one......
     

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