The Persistence of Memory

Performance-IP’s MRO Speeds up Slow Memories

by Jim Turley

Q: When is a cache not a cache?

A: When it’s a Memory Request Optimizer.

If that sounds tautological (aren’t all caches memory-request optimizers?), then you haven’t talked to Performance-IP, a small startup in the Boston area. P-IP has a patent-pending way to speed up your system’s slow accesses to external memory by interposing some clever logic of its own.  Read More

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posted by Jim Turley

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posted by Dick Selwood

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posted by Jim Turley

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posted by Jim Turley

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Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/25/17 at 3:54 AM by leftygoldblatt

It's difficult to really identify where the customer pull for this technology comes from?

I will not want a self driving car until every employee at google/whoever is sending their children to school across town every morning in them.
At least when t…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:06 PM by TotallyLost

I would like to propose that any executive team that wants to ship/sell/use self driving cars on public roads, should be willing to submit to a self driving darwin test, where a public sourced gauntlet of worst case tests are constructed for that specific…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 6:22 PM by TotallyLost

Like most really bad public policy failures, this topic will certainly come down to "follow the money". Most of the strong advocates, also have annual pay checks plus stock/performance incentives highly dependent on approval that are near, or more than, a…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:24 AM by bmoyer

What are your views on these and other possible concerns about self-driving cars?

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 10:31 PM by kevin

@dmlee: I'm gonna argue that increasing by zero X works mathematically. If capacity was represented by C, then increasing by zero X would be C+0*C=C

Actually, I claim "10 times smaller" works too, it just doesn't mean what most people who use it intend…

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