Hello Linux Geeksters. The Linux Kernel 3.11 includes support for Intel Rapid Start Technology, which allows the systems to resume from sleep in about 5 seconds, much faster than the suspend-and-resume process. The new Intel technology is included in the Ivy Bridge and Intel Haswell motherbords, having a special partition for the RAM content.
Canonical intends to adapt this new technology in the Ubuntu Installer, for the system architectures that has support for this technology. Because Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander is in feauture-freeze, the latest Ubuntu version receives only bugfixes for now, so the Intel Rapid Start could be included in the next Ubuntu version, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which will be released in April 2014.