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A type of memory in which data is stored as a pattern of magnetized regions in a thin layer of magnetic material.
- ‘Later he spent five years at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he researched bubble memory, which records data by magnetizing small circles on gadolinium gallium garnet.’
- ‘In disks however, the stored bits are stationary on a moving medium, whereas in the magnetic bubble memory the medium is stationary and the bits move.’
- ‘In addition, the bubble memory is small and lightweight and is, therefore, an excellent choice for compact designs and portable applications. functional operation of bubble memories’
- ‘The use of and demand for bubble memory has all but disappeared because of the introduction of flash memory, which is less expensive and easier to produce.’
- ‘It's possible, also, to skip bad loops in a bubble memory, but when you initialize the memory, you have bubbles associated with those loops, so it's hard to get around them.’
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