Keeping Moore's Law
in mind, it will cost increasingly more to move the information than to do the computing.
Transistor gate leakage associated with the ever-thinning silicon dioxide gate dielectric is recognized by the industry as one of the most formidable technical challenges facing Moore's Law
To demonstrate how Moore's Law
will continue well into the future with amazing potential, Otellini showed a new research prototype processor that has 80 floating point cores on a single die.
The era of Moore's Law
may be coming to a natural end, but technologists argue that the concept is simply changing form.
Although Moore's Law
may not continue to scale using the conventional metrics, such as transistor counts, a variety of innovations in materials, devices, state variables, and parallel architectures will likely combine to deliver continued exponential growth in computation, storage, and communications.
In fact, Moore's Law
became so well known that it turned into an industry objective for competing companies.
Against the regular predictions of its demise, Moore's Law
endures and remains essential to today's generation, which has come to expect and enjoy the experiences and opportunities defined by the observation.
It is in this phase that the Moore's Law
started being threatened.
Maybe Moore's Law
is taking a hiatus while a new phenomenon takes shape, one that may result in the same disruptive products but without requiring those products to rely on exponentially enhanced capability coming out of continually shrinking components.
April marked the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law
and the arrival of the Apple Watch.
More an aspiration than a law of nature, Moore's Law
is the definitive benchmark to measure the productivity gains achieved across a range of technical processes, from developing photo cells to brewing beer.
Happy belated birthday to Moore's Law
, which turned 50 years old last month .