Modern computer technology is built on the concept, in which the central place is given to the processor executing the instruction stream. Commands and data are stored in memory. This is not the only possible architecture and her inherent disadvantages. The company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has demonstrated a prototype, confirming the efficiency of different concept, called “calculation, control memory» (Memory-Driven Computing). It is not difficult to guess that the memory is a key component in this architecture. As stated, it allows to obtain unprecedented productivity and efficiency.

The need for a new architecture associated with an increase in the number of devices connected to the network. Gartner predicts that by 2020 their number will reach 20.8 billion units, and systems to modern architecture will be increasingly difficult to cope with the growing data streams.

prototype, created within the framework of project The Machine first showed work together all the major blocks of the new architecture. This computational nodes connected to the shared memory, optimized operating system based on Linux, running on a dedicated of SoC, the optical and opto-electronic connections, including module X1, built on technologies Photonics and appropriate software.

Simulation in the prototype development shows that the transition to the new architecture will give a performance boost to several orders of magnitude. Run the test application showed gains of up to 8,000 times at different loads. The company hopes that the increase in the number of units and the amount of memory will provide an even greater effect.

Source: HPE