Towards Technology of the 21st Century: A Superconducting Fault-Tolerant Memory

Premi Chandra

In the quest to develop memory technologies with high storage densities, fast access times and low power requirements, superconducting devices could play an important role. This talk will present a discussion of current superconductivity technology that is relevant for information storage and an overview of previous work in this area. A memory cell will be proposed whose central feature is a two-layer stack of parallel superconducting wires. Like a hologram, this array stores information nonlocally and thus is fault-tolerant. Furthermore it is content-addressable and operates in a parallel mode. Practical aspects associated with building this kind of device will also be discussed.

Premi Chandra is a physicist at NEC Research Institute. She has been doing research on superconducting memory in collaboration with Lev Ioffe at Rutgers University.

Date: Thursday February 19, 1998, 8:00 pm
Location: Auditorium, Sarnoff Corporation, 201 Washington Road (Rt 571 1/4 mile south of US 1), Princeton, NJ

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