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BEYOND Moore's Law

25 May 2019, 09:15

Moore's Law refers to the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubling about every two years. But it also often is used to refer to the continual doubling in computer power or processor speeds every two years. Many have argued that Moore's Law is going to be dead and that it couldn't be possible to sustain. Interesting video by Coreteks on how he thinks it will be possible to keep Moore's Law going. With one of those methods involving automatically turning single thread applications into multi-threaded ones to run on ever increasing core counts.

Intel and AMD going BEYOND Moore's Law
https://youtu.be/XW_h4KFr9js
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Re: BEYOND Moore's Law

27 May 2019, 09:11

When intel announced they were halting the development of higher clock rates (i.e. over 5 GHz), people thought this was going to hugely impact processor speed improvements. The truth is that "speed" is either subjective or also related to a big number of other factors. Either way, we now know that there is a lot of room for creativity when it comes to improving processor power.
With one of those methods involving automatically turning single thread applications into multi-threaded ones to run on ever increasing core counts.
I wonder if they will ever make "glue-logic-cores" or something like that. What if all you had to do to get 100x processor power was to buy 100s of cores and then plug them in a big "power extension cord" type of thing? :lol:

Aside of wether it is possible or what are the implications of doing it, i wonder if Intel would even be willing to pursue this goal though as their current marketing efforts are focused on creating and selling premium products (i.e.: "i7 is more powerful than i5"). I do think they would be greatly benefited from being able to sell 100s of cores to a single wealthy customer though.

Also, what about the business model of Google Stadia? Processing power as a service (over the internet) can be a big thing too. This could change a lot of things.
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Re: BEYOND Moore's Law

27 May 2019, 22:27

Very interesting! :+1:
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