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04-30-10, 08:50 AM
Forty-five years ago this month, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Moore) predicted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double each year (later revised to every 18 months). This laid the groundwork for another prediction: that doubling the number of transistors would also double the performance of CPUs every 18 months.

This bold prediction, known as Moore's Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_Law), long held true. But we have reached the limit of what is possible with one or more traditional CPUs. The computing industry - and everyone who relies on it for continued improvements in productivity - needs to take the leap into parallel processing.

Forbes.com has published a piece I've written about this, describing how the CPU scaling predicted by Moore's Law is now dead. Give it a read here (http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/29/moores-law-computing-processing-opinions-contributors-bill-dally.html), and feel free to post comments in this blog.

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05-02-10, 12:10 AM
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I agree wholeheartedly with the above.