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A new kind of memory technology is going into production, which is up to 1,000 times faster than the Nand flash storage used in memory cards and computers’ solid state drives (SSDs).  The innovation is called 3D XPoint, and is the invention of Intel and Micron.  The two US companies predict a wide range of benefits, from speeding up scientific research to making more elaborate video games.

One expert described it as a “huge step forward”.

Source:  BBC News

Date: September 17th, 2015



1) What sort of company might be able to put quickly to use this massive upgrade in computing performance?

2) Why are “more elaborate video games” important to commercial companies, that is, not just to gamers or gaming companies like Electronics Arts?

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