31 Mar '15, 7pm

Moore’s Law Might Be Slowing Down, But Not Energy Efficiency

No one can say exactly when the era of Moore’s Law will come to a close. Nevertheless, semiconductor experts like us can’t resist speculating about that day because it will mark the end of an extraordinary period of history, with uncertain implications for one of the world’s most important industries. Here’s what we do know. The last 15 years have seen a big falloff in how much performance improves with each new generation of cutting-edge chips. So is the end nigh? Not exactly, because even though the fundamental physics is working against us, it appears we’ll have a reprieve when it comes to energy efficiency. There are many ways to gauge a computer’s efficiency, but one of the most easily calculated metrics is peak-output efficiency, which measures the efficiency of a processor when it’s running at its fastest. Peak-output efficiency is typically quoted as the number of ...

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