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

Author: Matt Taylor

Date: 23:44:08 02/28/03

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On March 01, 2003 at 02:38:28, Jeremiah Penery wrote:

>On March 01, 2003 at 02:29:47, Matt Taylor wrote:
>
>>However, the exponential increase of processing power will end.
>
>The exponential increase of transistors/mm^2 will end someday, but it won't stop
>the increase of computing power.

The increase of computing power per processor is tied directly to the increase
of transistors/mm^2.

Again, parallel applications can always benefit from bigger, more parallel
machines. Not everything is parallel. The RC5 encryption algorithm is not
parallel. Some forms of compression are not parallel. Etc.

-Matt



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