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Subject: Re: Introducing "No-Moore's Law"

Author: Tom Kerrigan

Date: 15:13:30 02/28/03

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On February 27, 2003 at 18:09:47, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>Sorry, but it _is_ true.  Yes, parts are marked "down" when there is a demand,
>but
>ask an engineer that works for one of these companies.  They don't design
>something
>and hope it will run fast.  They know _before they start_ how fast it is going
>to clock
>within a small error margin.

How do you figure? If I estimate that a chip will run at 2GHz based on average
gate and wire delays for my target process, and I get some chips that run at
1GHz and some that run at 3GHz (not unusual), was I correct with a small error
margin?

-Tom



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