Rambus and Microsoft explore future memory systems

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2015.

Rambus has confirmed that it will be collaborating with Microsoft researchers to explore future memory requirements for quantum computing.

According to Rambus Labs VP Gary Bronner, existing computer architectures are reaching their limits due to the ever-increasing demands of real-time data consumption.


“[This] is driving the need to explore new high-performance, energy-efficient computer systems,” said Bronner. “By working with Microsoft on this project, we can leverage our vast expertise in memory systems to identify new architectural models.”

To be sure, Microsoft has invested in projects to advance understanding of quantum computing. More specifically, Microsoft is focusing on exploring theoretical and experimental approaches to creating quantum computers, designing software, hardware and other elements that support the company’s research and direction.

“In this process, we are engaging with partners that have critical expertise, such as Rambus, to build new types of computing platforms,” added Douglas Carmean, Architect, Quantum Architectures and Computation Microsoft Research.

As part of the above-mentioned program, Rambus and Microsoft will pool resources to further examine potential architectures that can significantly enhance memory capabilities in various scenarios and improve overall system performance.