I saw this interesting article on CNET this week.
Micron to reveal tech it says increases chip speed 20-fold
The 20x speed increase is for DRAM. I don't know about the rest of you but I love it when people find ways to significantly improve computing performance. I have to admit that I wasn't aware of this "memory wall" as I always thought the big bottleneck for PC performance was physical storage devices like HDD's and optical disc drives. Apparently this new tech will be initially aimed at routers and switches (so the Interwebz can run faster) but is expected to eventually trickle down to consumer-level memory products, maybe by 2015 or so.
EDIT: Did anyone get bitten by the Intel 6-series chipset bug? Some of you had expressed interest in making the move to Sandy Bridge so I was just wondering.