Monday, April 30, 2012

Moors law


Moors law is the observation originally made by Intel's co-founder that the number of transistors in a cpu will double every 18months. Since 1970 this has been followed by cpu manufactures but many experts think silicon has its limit and in another 10 years intel and other manufactures will have to move to other materials to keep producing faster processors.

26 comments:

  1. Fascinating. I wonder what they'll come up with next.

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  2. Cool bit of info! I didn't know that!

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  3. I agree it seems impossible for the speeds to keep increasing so fast.

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  4. I just read about Moors Law on Friday, very interesting!

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  5. Had no idea about this, very coo.

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  6. Nanites and such may be used next, that be scary.

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  7. I think it has been broken now hasn't it Moores Law?. I agree with Patt the nano technology might be a bit intimidating. But we all have techonology in our bodies now anyway ,acrylic in our teeth, glasses , contacts...
    However i think the idea of tiny machines making us immortal is a long way off. But inevitable, we all want to live longer, be healthier. Science will provide that. I think each generation feels more and more comfortable with technology, todays kids, decorate their bodies with tatoos, wear those ear plus, have piercings and sing along to K-pop. How long before the wants moving tatto derms under their skin?. Or technology that enables them to use wi fi without a laptop?.

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  8. Is this the same idea as leaving two rabbits in a closet and you'll have a googly-billion rabbits in 18 months? Or is it totally different?

    I'm going to have to get my husband to translate your tech stuff for me :)

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  9. The next level is atomic transistors I think. Imagine a supercomputer the size of a grain of sand.

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  10. Interesting law. Also, the colors...

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  11. I think this is a good thing though. It will drive exploration into new materials and produce new wealth for new manufacturers. Post that pic of yourself Baur!!!

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    1. Lol I'll have to find a good one

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  12. I didn't know that, but I do appreciate how every time I buy a computer every few years it's faster.

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  13. speeds will keep increasing.

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  14. faster and smaller = extra awesome sauce.

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  15. Interesting post! I'd never heard of this law before; I wonder when that technology shift will finally catch on.

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  16. what will they do then? anyone?

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  17. wonder if they will come up with something else rather than pn junction

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  18. It's an interesting problem. No idea what would solve it though.

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  19. It'll be the beginning of a new era. I wonder what the future has in store.

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