Linked by fran on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 22:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The CPU industy is working on 16nm chips to debut by around 2013, but how much smaller can it go? According to the smart guys, not much smaller, stating that at 11nm they hit a problem relating to a 'quanting tunneling' phenomena. So what's next? Yes, they can still add core after core, but this might reach a plato by around 2020. AMD's CTO predicts the 'core wars' will subside by 2020 (there seems to be life left in adding cores as Intel demonstrated a few days ago, the feasibility of a 1000 core processor.) A Silicon.com feature discusses some potential technologies that can enhance or supersede silicon.
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fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

I see we got Mr.Cambridge in the house.
Anyway..A language nazi less in the forum would even be nicer.

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aftermath Member since:
2010-10-29

Relax. He obviously misinterpreted "Power" as an adjective (as did I when I first read the headline) and "Power Computing" as a subject or object of the sentence. In this interpretation, the headline does beg for a verb such as: "What Will IMPROVE Power Computing..." or "What Will Power Computing PROVIDE..."

It was an honest mistake and not a snarky grammar comment. Grammar checkers aren't fun in public settings neither are the snarky, sarcastic, name callers. At least we didn't have a grammar checker here.

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

I must confess that I didn't even think of "power" as a verb and was even confused by the title... to the point of deciding to read all comments before eventually writing a comment about a missing verb if no one did. So yes, you are very right about the honest mistake.

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melgross Member since:
2005-08-12

Absolutely! I was scratching my head over the headline, which makes no sense whatsoever. There's a difference between someone who makes a fuss over a minor error, and people who think something should make sense. This headline fails miserably.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I know... who needs proper grammar when writing articles. Right?

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