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Mining for Efficiencies Post Moore’s Law

Apr 17, 2014 |

Computers are so much more than the interface most Web-connected humans interact with on a daily basis. While many of us take for granted the thousands of instructions that must be communicated across a vast array of hardware and software, this is not the case for the computer scientists and engineers working to shave nanoseconds Read more…

Carbon Nanotubes Aid Microprocessor Cooling

Jan 23, 2014 |

The semiconductor industry is facing several hurdles in developing the next generation of microprocessors. As more and more transistors are squeezed onto a chip, overheating threatens to negate performance gains. Countering this is a two-step process that begins with getting the heat out of the chip and onto the circuit board, where it can then Read more…

Moore’s Law in a Post-Silicon Era

Jan 10, 2014 |

When it comes to ushering in the next-generation of computer chips, Moore’s Law is not dead, it is just evolving, so say some of the more optimistic scientists and engineers cited in a recent New York Times article from science writer John Markoff. Despite numerous proclamations foretelling Moore’s Law’s imminent demise, there are those who Read more…

HPC Progress: No More Free Lunch

Dec 11, 2013 |

As HPC news hits its end-of-year slump before the raft of new activity begins anew in January, what better time to take in some SC13 highlights that you may have missed. During the show, NVIDIA Corp. hosted a number of compelling booth sessions at its GPU Technology Theatre, and full videos of these talks are Read more…

Broadcom CTO: Moore’s Law Blowout Sale Almost Over

Dec 6, 2013 |

Another computing expert has weighed in on Moore’s Law predicted demise. Speaking at a press roundtable on Wednesday in San Francisco, Henry Samueli, co-founder, chairman and CTO of Broadcom, said that the famous observation that ushered in five decades of ever smaller, faster and cheaper chips will not hold out much longer. This is yet Read more…

Carver Mead on Quantum Computing and Neuromorphic Design

Nov 25, 2013 |

Computer scientist, inventor and university physicist Carver Mead is perhaps best known for coining the phrase “Moore’s law,” helping to popularize Gordon Moore’s 1965 observation that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles about every 24 months. Mead was also instrumental in the prediction’s tremendous staying power. One of Mead’s most significant contributions Read more…

Breakthrough for Photonic-Electronic Microchips

Oct 8, 2013 |

Silicon photonics is in the spotlight again, being pitched by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Micron Technology Inc. as a potential Moore’s Law extender. The technology of silicon photonics refers to using light, instead of electrical wires, to enable silicon-based transistors to communicate on a single chip. Read more…

Stanford Debuts First Carbon Nanotube Computer

Sep 27, 2013 |

A new computer made of carbon nanotubes, created by a team of Stanford engineers, may be the first serious silicon challenger.

New Hope for Graphene-based Logic Circuits

Sep 6, 2013 |

As an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, graphene is a promising electronics substrate, but it can’t be switched on and off like silicon can. With no solution in sight, a team of UC Riverside researchers has taken a completely new approach.

Moore’s Law We Miss You Already

Aug 29, 2013 |

As transistors reach the limits of miniaturization, it is only a matter of time until Moore’s Law runs out of steam. The latest expert to weigh-in says Moore’s Law will expire in 2020 at the 7nm node.