All of Your Memories Stored in Molecules, Scientists Say It’s the Future

Unless you happen to be a molecular scientist, molecular physics just got interesting. Especially to IT reps in all locales, molecules now hold a significant key to unlocking ultra-efficient data storage. Soon, data center operators will be able to store insane amounts of data in specialized layers of molecules. The concept might defy belief, but it won’t be long before data storage manufacturers are taking serious note of the new technology. It’s called “molecular memory,” and it could mean that within a decade, IT personnel will be saving at least 1000TB of memory in a square inch of space. Hopefully as a result, data centers worldwide will be able to use energy and space with less waste.

The special molecule used in the research, which took place in an MIT lab, originated in India by scientists at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER). It’s an exciting prospect that, if nothing else, will progress the discovery of even more real and viable alternatives to traditional data storage.

The Process

With the recent leap forward in the technology, researchers have mounted certain milestones in the manufacturing stages that will decrease some of the cost of manufacturing as well as produce a product that will be kept cool more easily. This last part will be music in the ears of IT personnel who are responsible for finding the most cost-efficient ways to regulate the temperature in their facilities.

How it Works

By manipulating the magnetic conductivity of the molecules, researchers replicated binary ones and zeros using the state of the molecules’ magnetism. This creates molecular memory, which grants us the ability to save even more data in less space.

What Happens Next?

As data center operators across the globe work to cut costs and improve performance, this technology is both timely and invaluable. Moodera is hopeful that the findings will spur interest in developing more memory solutions.

Jagadeesh Moodera, who led the research team at MIT, anticipates that workable storage devices modeled after the science of molecular memory will be ready as alternative options to standard SSD systems within a decade. Resultant bonuses of the technology will be a better use of the energy to power and cool the devices in data centers as well as a more efficient use of hard drive space.


Posted by admin on January 25th, 2013 :: Filed under Uncategorized
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Cloud Hosting vs Apps Hosting

Bernard Golden explains why some companies think cloud computing is the same as Hosting 2.0.  They are running into problems putting apps on platforms like Amazon.  Stating “cloud scalability isn’t the same as application scalability, and unless you architect a cloud app, you aren’t going to garner the benefits of cloud computing. In our workshops, we phrase this as “build cloud apps, not apps in the cloud.”

Here are 4 of his reasons:

1. Applications are installed on Amazon Machine Images and run just fine, but if the EC2 instance crashes or needs to be terminated, the app is out of commission until a new instance comes on line.

2. If an EC2 instances gets overloaded, there’s no way to add more resources to improve app performance.

3. No way exists to update the application without taking it completely offline.

4. Performance gets bottle necked by the database, but there’s no manageable way to move to database replication.

Application hosting is going to be huge in the future and having a system that can support iPad and iPhone applications without the bottleneck will be very valuable.  Scalable iPad Hosting and scalable iPhone Hosting application is the wave of the future.  You can read all about Bernard Golden and everything he talked about apps hosting and cloud hosting.

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Posted by admin on April 14th, 2010 :: Filed under Uncategorized
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40% of iPad Users Own iPhone

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Apple announced last Thursday that 450,000 iPads had been sold since arriving in stores the prior Saturday. So who are these early adopters? Not surprisingly, they look a lot like iPhone owners. In fact, 43% already have iPhones and nearly half (48.7%) own iPod touch devices, according to a new iPad user survey from iPhone- and iPad-centric mobile ad network AdColony.

AdColony also found out that that 44.3% have a household income level of $100,000 or more and 58% have bachelor’s or graduate or other professional degrees. More than two-thirds (65.5%) are male, and 34.5% are female. The fact that more than 4 in 10 iPad buyers to date have incomes over 100,000 is stunning and could be huge. To be able to put an application in-front of these people has the potential to be huge and very lucrative. To be able to have iPad application that is hosted by a powerful source of these simple applications will be the next step in the future.  iPad Hosting is something that a lot of these companies will have to look into! Check out NetHosting’s special iPad Hosting solutions.

Posted by admin on April 14th, 2010 :: Filed under Uncategorized
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