Tag: Moore’s Law
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.
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.
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Pawlowski_100.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”108″ />Intel Senior Fellow Stephen Pawlowski has watched Moore’s Law in action for 30 years, helping to develop new microprocessors at the company that Gordon Moore co-founded. Through that time he has made some observations and developed a prediction of his own: A faster version of Moore’s Law called Moore Squared, the topic of his coming keynote at ISC’13. We ask him a few questions.
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/future_insight_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”100″ height=”58″ />The top research stories of the week include novel methods of data race detection; a comparison of predictive laws; a review of FPGA’s promise; GPU virtualization using PCI Direct pass-through; and an analysis of the Amazon Web Services High-IO platform.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/STARnet_logo_120x.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”116″ />The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have launched a new consortium to advance the pace of semiconductor innovation in the US as the technology approaches the limits of miniaturization. The main thrust of the project is the creation of the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network, aka STARnet.
Prominent industry execs square off over the cost of manufacturing 14-nm wafers.
Big Blue’s research arm makes carbon more transistor-friendly.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Free_supercomputer_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”90″ />I was more than a little perplexed at a recent article I ran across on Tech Radar that suggested high performance will be free, or nearly so, by 2020. You know, like how nuclear power was going to be “too cheap to meter” once the technology became ubiquitous.
Wright’s Law better at predicting the rate of technology advancement.
EUV lithography, the technology chipmakers are counting on to keep Moore’s Law alive, is behind schedule.