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

Author: Tom Kerrigan

Date: 15:36:32 02/28/03

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On February 28, 2003 at 11:45:18, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>Actually it isn't.  Silicon compilers do a lot of the work I had to do by hand.
>gate delays.  Doing the routing.  And in my day, an error was a terrific delay
>as it took a lot
>of time to re-do.  With silicon design tools, that process is much simpler from
>the human's
>perspective today, which is a plus.

If, by silicon compilers, you mean HDL tools, they aren't used much in high
performance microprocessor design.

Some recent Intel slides on Prescott indicate they're using cool new routing
automation tools, though.


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