Rambus Inc., the chip technology intellectual property vendor, is working with Microsoft Research on future memory requirements for quantum computing.
Rambus (NASDAQ: RMBS), Sunnyvale, Calif., confirmed just before the holidays it is collaborating with the software giant (NASDAQ: MSFT) on memory systems for next-generation quantum computing. The promising but largely untested technology is slowly gaining traction as current computing architectures run out of steam.
Rambus noted that memory requirements are being driven by soaring system demand as consumption of real-time data expands. That requirement “is driving the need to explore new high-performance, energy-efficient computer systems,” Gary Bronner, vice president of Rambus Labs, noted in a company blog post. “By working with Microsoft on this project, we can leverage our vast expertise in memory systems to identify new architectural models.”
The research partners said they would pool their resources to explore future computing architectures capable of enhancing memory capabilities for a range of future use cases. They also will explore how memory technologies can be used to boost overall system performance as data volumes skyrocket and the list of data sources expands.