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Kernel Space: How to Use a Terabyte of RAM

Mar 20, 2008, 04:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"We have not yet reached a point where systems--even high-end boxes--come with a terabyte of installed memory. But products like those from Violin Memory make it clear that the day is coming; one can buy a Violin box with 500GB in it now. So it seems worth asking the question: once one has spent the not inconsiderable sum to buy a box like that, what does one do with all that memory - especially now that the Firefox developers have gotten serious about fixing memory leaks? Perhaps it's time for some wild ideas..."

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