"the science behind holographic storage is sound"
Well, you learn something new every day :)
Holographic storage developer InPhase Technologies has been promising the imminent arrival of its 300GB Tapestry drives for three years. But the constant setbacks and delays have now forced the Longmont, Colorado-based firm to cut a substantial amount of its workforce, according to several reports. InPhase was formed in 2000 …
Sounds like a top firm to be investing in - buy shares now while prices are low! They can only go Up! Up! Up!
Is the first title to be releaed on holographic disk rumoured to be Duke Nukem 3D?
Maybe they should diversify into fuel-aditive pills, run-your-car-from-water-mods, high-performance audio cables, dowsing and personal jetpacks.
Mine's the coat with the flying-car keys in the pocket.
They weren't a source of power your silly boy
"Bio-neural gel packs are a form of computer technology used by Starfleet, first developed circa 2370.
The gel packs form the basis of the bio-neural circuitry, which is essentially an organic computer system. The packs contain neural fibers surrounded in a blue gel with metallic interfaces on the top and bottom. They help store more information and operate at faster speeds than isolinear circuitry. "
Blu ray exists now with about 50Gbyte?
A new 1T drive from a competitor will play bluRay. They are doomed now.
It's like the Philips V2000 fiasco. If it had launched before VHS & betamax as N1500/N1700 we would never have had VHS/Betamax. But by the time they got production quantities the VHS had won.
Inphase sounds worse off.
...that we already had the technology to store vast amounts of data (GBs to TBs) on an optical media long ago (2000 seems to be ages to me at least). Not only that, but the technology, specifically the media, was reusable (rewritable) from the beginning.
Just in case everyone forgot: Fluorescent Multilayer Disc
And now we still doesn't have something similar that is readily available.
You can get bigger hard drives that that, for less money each.
Sure its a bit more of a hassle to shuffle a drive into a USB enclosure, but its gonna save you about $18000, and thats before media costs. Or you can just get network RAID arrays now.
I just can't see the point of these discs at all now.
Why hasn't anyone exploited the magnetic memory of water yet? (I think it was a BBC programme, that was investigating homeopathy. They showed that diluting Strychnine to the n'th degree would stop a rats heart. Then they placed a phial containing Strychnine on a coil on one side of a circuit, and a phial of water on a coil on the other side. When a current was applied, information from the Strychnine was supposed to to transfer from the Strychnine phial to the water one. IIRC, when they applied the water to the rats heart, it had the same effect).
And whatever happened to the project that could print xxxGB onto a sheet of ?paper? and then scan it back in when required?
If it's only a question of shipping, does that mean that all the research is done and they have a finished product ? Or are they going to ship a test unit to someone in December ?
Shipping, meaning in quantity for public availability, mandates that a product exists to ship. Without a final product - supported by benchmarks and reviews and blogs all over the Web - there is no shipping possible.
And if the company has canned half its engineers, well it sounds like the product is not going to be finalized any sooner.
Is this another Phantom ?
Tesla is facing another lawsuit, and it's treading over old territory with this one. Fired Gigafactory workers are alleging that the electric car maker improperly terminated more than 500 people.
The proposed class action suit, filed on Sunday, stems from an email owner Elon Musk sent to Tesla leaders in early June – no, not the one where the billionaire said Tesla's workforce needed to be reduced by 10 percent.
According to the lawsuit [PDF], filed by two former employees at Musk's Nevada battery plant, Tesla moved far faster than it was legally allowed to when it fired employees at the gigafactory in the city of Sparks, NV.
Embedded World Chipmaker Micron is offering a microSD Card for embedded applications with an impressive 1.5TB capacity, enough to hold four months of continuously recorded security camera footage, according to the company.
Announced at the Embedded World 2022 conference in Nuremberg, Germany, Micron's new i400 [PDF] is claimed to be the highest-capacity microSD card yet and was designed with a focus on industrial-grade video security applications.
The device is sampling with potential customers now.
Early details of the specifications for PCIe 7.0 are out, and it's expected to deliver data rates of up to 512 GBps bi-directionally for data-intensive applications such as 800G Ethernet.
The announcement from the The Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI SIG) was made to coincide with its Developers Conference 2022, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California this week. It also marks the 30th anniversary of the PCI-SIG itself.
While the completed specifications for PCIe 6.0 were only released this January, PCIe 7.0 looks to double the bandwidth of the high-speed interconnect yet again from a raw bit rate of 64 GTps to 128 GTps, and bi-directional speeds of up to 512 GBps in a x16 configuration.
India’s Reserve Bank has lifted its ban on Mastercard issuing new cards within the nation.
The ban was imposed in July 2021 when the Bank (RBI) found Mastercard to be “non-compliant with the directions on Storage of Payment System Data”.
Those directions were issued in April 2018 and gave banks and payment systems six months to store “full end-to-end transaction details / information collected / carried / processed as part of the message / payment instruction” on Indian soil. If a transaction involved a foreign entity, replication of data offshore was allowed.
Splunk has released a major update to its core data-crunching platform, emphasizing reductions in the quantity of data ingested and therefore the cost of operations.
It also addresses a few security flaws that may not be fixable in earlier editions. The release is called Splunk 9.0.
As explained to The Register by Splunk senior vice president Garth Fort, the changes reflect users' concerns that Splunk sucked up so much data that using the application had become very expensive. Fort even cited a joke that did the rounds when Cisco was said to have $20 billion earmarked to spend on Splunk and observers couldn't be sure if that was the sum needed to buy the company or just pay for licences.
Coinbase has axed 1,100 employees, cutting its workforce by 18 per cent, while the value of digital assets including Bitcoin plummet amid rising inflation rates in the US.
CEO Brian Armstrong announced on Tuesday he was "making the difficult decision to reduce the size of [the] team ... to stay healthy during this economic downturn." As the largest US cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase employed about 1,250 employees at the start of 2021, when novel blockchain-based technologies such as NFTs and stablecoins exploded, launching the current Web3 hype to new heights.
But the glowing promise of getting rich from trading cryptocurrencies or cartoon apes is losing its shine, spelling bad news for Coinbase. Armstrong warned of a "crypto winter" as America looks set to enter a recession.
Western Digital has confirmed the board is considering "strategic alternatives" for the storage supplier, including spinning out its flash and hard disk businesses.
This follows calls last month by activist investor Elliott Management, which has amassed a $1 billion investment in WD equating to a six percent share stake, for a "full separation" based on those product lines.
In a statement, CEO David Goeckeler said: "The board is aligned in the belief that maximizing value creation warrants a comprehensive assessment of strategic alternatives focused on structural options for the company's Flash and HDD businesses.
Amazon Web Services has launched two significant challenges to on-prem hardware.
One is the addition of Dedicated Hosts to its on-prem cloud-in-a-box Outposts product.
Outposts see AWS drop a rack full of kit, or individual servers, onto customers' premises. AWS manages that hardware, which is designed to run its own cloud services such as the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) on-prem.
Immersion cooling has long been the domain of larger datacenter operators but with increasing density and therefore smaller datacenter facilities, there is a need for shops of all sizes to get around heavy-duty AC and air cooling.
This is the target for German server maker RNT Rausch, which has teamed up with cooling specialist Submer to provide immersion cooling for RNT's server and storage systems
The partnership means businesses of any size can deploy liquid cooling in their datacenter. A relatively small space is required for this as it eliminates the need for air-conditioning units to cool servers, or for expensive and sophisticated fire extinguisher systems, the companies said.
Imagine a future where racks of computer servers hum quietly in darkness below the surface of the Moon.
Here is where some of the most important data is stored, to be left untouched for as long as can be. The idea sounds like something from science-fiction, but one startup that recently emerged from stealth is trying to turn it into a reality. Lonestar Data Holdings has a unique mission unlike any other cloud provider: to build datacenters on the Moon backing up the world's data.
"It's inconceivable to me that we are keeping our most precious assets, our knowledge and our data, on Earth, where we're setting off bombs and burning things," Christopher Stott, founder and CEO of Lonestar, told The Register. "We need to put our assets in place off our planet, where we can keep it safe."
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