The microchip at 50: the end of Moore's Law?

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The microchip at 50: the end of Moore's Law?

Postby Time_Traveller on Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:46 am

After half a century of exponential performance improvements, the microchip may be finally by reaching its limits.


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It's sad that the microchip is reaching its limits but what would replace the microchip in computers, What do members think?
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Re: The microchip at 50: the end of Moore's Law?

Postby wjfox2009 on Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:35 pm

Moore's Law isn't ending. Carbon nanotubes will be the next paradigm and these will continue the trend for some time to come.

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Re: The microchip at 50: the end of Moore's Law?

Postby classical piano guy on Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:17 pm

wjfox2009 wrote:Moore's Law isn't ending. Carbon nanotubes will be the next paradigm and these will continue the trend for some time to come.



Indeed, we're going to remain on an exponential curve for many years to come.
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Re: The microchip at 50: the end of Moore's Law?

Postby Prolite on Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:28 pm

Quantum computers will start to phase into existence. The US government is investing heavily into this technology since it obviously has to do with the military code cracking. Scientists will figure out how to make quantum computers work alongside ordinary computers such as quantum processors. If bits and bites of data can be moved around in an ordinary computer by way of teleportation, than heat and ease of electron traffic can be potentially remedied.
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