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

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Wed Mar 23 17:20:52 AEDT 2011

On 2011/Mar/23, at 4:53 PM, Birch, Jim wrote:

> 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
> processing...
> 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.

They used to sell them but it's against the law these days.

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