[Python-ideas] Application awareness of memory storage classes

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed May 18 00:39:07 EDT 2016

On 05/16/2016 05:35 PM, R. David Murray wrote:

> I'm currently working on a project for Intel involving Python and directly
> addressable non-volatile memory.

Sounds cool.  The first thing it reminded me of was database transactions.

What are the expected speed comparisons?  I would imagine that 
persistent RAM is going to be slower.

How much would a typical configuration have?  Enough for all a program's 

What are the expected use-cases?  For example, loop variables might not 
be a prime target for being stored in persistent RAM.

What are the advantages of using this persistent RAM directly as 
variables vs. keeping the access as it's own step via the driver layer?


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