Friday, March 23, 2007

Who is extending the life of Moore's law

It appeared almost like reaching an end for one to put some more transistors into the chip, after the span of 4 decades. There were alternatives approaches found to increase the processing capacity of a chip or to utilize the chip power to 100% by hyperthreading etc. There were many approaches to get more computing ability by a system with multiple processors together. Also there were good inventions in Nano technology to increase the transistor density.
But there was a feeling like the Moore’s law to increase the transistor density over time will fail as there is no substantial invention for any kind of new material which can make chip manufacturers life easier.
HP took a good initiation and made a good invention. This invention may extend Moore’s law further. Moore's Law was a prediction by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore in the 1960s. He basically said that roughly ever two years the number of transistors on an integrated circuit will double in speed and capacity for the same amount of money. Since then, that statement has held true. Processing power and speed have exploded over the years.
But there is one natural and real concept with the Moore’s law. We can say that if we can follow the law some how, the way Moore put it, eventually, we will be able to work at the atom level. This may be the end of the Moore’s law too.

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