Rambus and Microsoft Join Forces to Explore Future Memory Systems
Rambus Inc., a US-based technology licensing company, today announced that it has teamed up with Microsoft researchers to explore future memory requirements for quantum computing. Rambus will assert its expertise in “high-bandwidth, power-efficient memory architectures,” that combined with Redmond’s proficiency of “advanced system and data center design” will be applied to drive advanced computing platforms.
“Existing computer architectures are reaching limits due to the ever increasing demands of real-time data consumption, which is driving the need to explore new high-performance, energy-efficient computer systems,” said Gary Bronner, vice president of Rambus Labs. “By working with Microsoft on this project, we can leverage our vast expertise in memory systems to identify new architectural models.”
Douglas Carmean, who is Architect at Quantum Architectures and Computation (QuArC) Microsoft Research, said the software giant has been venturing in projects that enhance its grip on the subject of quantum computing. Additionally, the researchers at QuArC would be able to delve deeper into its applications and implementation.
“We are focusing on exploring theoretical and experimental approaches to creating quantum computers, designing software, hardware and other elements that support our research and direction,” said Carmean. “In this process, we are engaging with partners that have critical expertise, such as Rambus, to build new types of computing platforms.”
Rambus has long been researching and exploring emerging technologies, along with applying its knowledge to broaden the applications spectrum. While specific details of the project are confidential, the press release did note that both companies pledge to “pool resources to further examine potential architectures that can greatly enhance memory capabilities in various settings to improve overall system performance.”