Hybrid Memory Cube Gains A New Member: Microsoft
The technology will enable highly efficient memory solutions for applications ranging from industrial products to high-performance computing and large-scale networking, and beyond that, the sky's the limit. The group has stated that in the future, they will work to "refine the draft and release a final interface specification." Barring any major setbacks, that should surface the year's end. A bit more on the goals from the HMCC:
"As envisioned, HMC capabilities will leap beyond current and near-term memory architectures in the areas of performance, packaging and power efficiencies, offering a major shift from present memory technology. By opening new doors for developers, manufacturers and architects, the consortium is committed to making HMC a new standard in high-performance memory technology.Still not clear? Well, at least there's a memorable name to love, right?
"HMC technology represents a major step forward in the direction of increasing memory bandwidth and performance, while decreasing the energy and latency needed for moving data between the memory arrays and the processor cores, " said KD Hallman, General Manager of Microsoft Strategic Software/Silicon Architectures. "Harvesting this solution for various future systems could lead to better and/or novel digital experiences."