Intel talked about Braidwood at Computex, this is a new flash memory technology that promises faster boot-up time, faster application launches, and a snappier, more responsive system. Braidwood is the successor of Robson, which was launched as Turbo Memory three years ago.
Braidwood will be offered with the future "5 Series" chipset family--which is Intel's first single-chip chipset--and the future "Clarkdale" processor (see discussion below).
The architecture accelerates I/O (input/output) accesses by saving that data to flash memory, according to Crooke. In a demonstration at Computex, Crooke showed Braidwood "caching the I/O...And then, when it launches that application again, it happens very quickly," he said.