10/29/2013 09:00 AM EDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — According to some estimates, 90 percent of the world's data has been produced in the past two years. Users talk airily about the cloud, but the reality is that all of those bits and bytes have to reside somewhere, typically in datacenters where they must be managed, monitored, and accessed.
That makes for some startling market numbers. The data communications infrastructure market is estimated by Gartner at $10 billion, and its compound annual bandwidth growth rate is expected to be 40 percent. Of that, the SoC memory market, including routers, Ethernet devices, storage-area networking infrastructure, mobile infrastructure, etc., is on the order of $250 million or more.
As the era of terabit computing looms ever closer, the challenges only compound. We talked with Sundar Iyer, CEO and co-founder of Memoir Systems, and Shadab Nazar, Memoir's director of product management, about power, performance, the search for smarter memory, and the battle for speed.
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