HP's CTO Martin Fink suggested that the company's StoreServ arrays could be packed with 100TB Memristor drives by 2018. This new technology has the potential to kick in when the NAND technology scaling hits a brick wall. Fink says Memristor density will be higher than flash, the performance will also be better than flash but not as good as DRAM.
Whether HP's memristor technology will make it to the market remains a mystery though, The Register received word from a HP spokesperson that the company has not yet committed to a specific product roadmap for Memristor:
Fink spoke about the tech in June, but this week a HP spokesperson clarified to The Reg:
As with many other ground-breaking technologies being developed at HP Labs, HP has not yet committed to a specific product roadmap for Memristor-based products. HP does have internal milestones that are subject to change, depending on shifting market, technology and business conditions.
We assumed Memristor drives would be introduced by HP before 2018; now the company's saying the plan is still up in the air. So, there is still no specific product roadmap but HP’s CTO talked confidently of HP popping 100TB Memristor drives into StoreServ arrays in five years.