[LINK] Death of Moore's Law Will Cause Economic Crisis

Birch, Jim Jim.Birch at dhhs.tas.gov.au
Wed Mar 23 16:53:55 AEDT 2011

Kim Holburn wrote:

>People have been prophesying the end of Moore's Law for some time.  The
main issue has been not a particular technology but the ultimate scaling
issues - reaching one atom wide pathways, transistors.  It's likely that
we will find ways around it, be it perhaps 3D chips, photonics,
something biological, or even just multiple chips - parallel

I've got a massively parallel computer that can process over 1 Tbyte/sec
and runs on about 30 Watts.  It could be used as the basis of a design
target.  Size is quite compact.  The design is an optimised trade-off
between energy usage and functional power for its primary tasks of
monitoring and control, real time image analysis, systems modelling, and
attracting females.   I know for a fact that it could be improved
significantly, but it's still quite an impressive machine compared to
anything Harvey sells.

- Jim


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