Reddit.js is a Reddit API browser based wrapper. Reddit.js is authored by Sahil Muthoo, and is a lightweight dependency-free library and it comes with minified source. This wrapper can be found on most of the read-only Reddit API. It makes CORS requests to the Reddit API and only unauthenicated requests are allowed.
Throwing hardware at performance issues is a time honored tradition among developers. In most recent times, the type of hardware being thrown at those problems is Flash memory that comes in a wide variety of formats. The challenge, of course, is that most existing applications were written for magnetic storage. To take advantage of Flash storage developers frequently have to rework their applications.