‘UltraRAM’ breakthrough could merge storage and RAM into one component

'UltraRAM' might make separate devices for computer storage and memory a thing of the past.

What's the difference between memory and storage? It's a computer question everybody asks at least once in their life. And if you're the computer person in your family, maybe you've answered it a whole lot more. But with most standard computer storage shifting to ultra-fast SSDs so similar to flash memory that it's kind of hard to tell them apart at a glance, the question is becoming a lot more relevant. Physicists from Lancaster University say that we might be close to combining them into a single piece of hardware, which they call UltraRAM.

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