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

Author: Tom Kerrigan

Date: 16:06:01 02/28/03

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On February 28, 2003 at 18:58:09, Dann Corbit wrote:

>It's not the CPU speed we need to worry about.  It's the memory bandwidth.
>Memory speed increases only linearly, while CPU speeds tend to increase
>exponentially.  It has already become a significant problem.  Unless a
>breakthrough occurs, the speed of the CPU will at some point become irrelevant,
>because the memory cannot possibly feed it fast enough.

Just turn off hash tables and you're good to go again.


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