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Moore’s law still alive in the data center, but is it enough?

January 09, 2018  | Subscribers Only


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When Gordon Moore made the observation that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles every two years, known as Moore’s law, he also predicted technological limitations would eventually lead to the end of this era, with successive generations either seeing less than 2x growth in transistor count or taking longer than two years. An argument that we have already reached these limitations is currently supported by the lag between Intel’s 14 nm and 10 nm PC CPU introduction. Additionally, silicon manufacturers have questioned the investment required to maintain Moore’s law, with Samsung reporting Moore’s law affordability challenges in 2016 and TSMC’s quarterly earnings showing wafer revenue from advanced process technology dropping between 2008 and 2016. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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