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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Comment by fran
by fran on Wed 24th Nov 2010 18:17 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

How long ago you contributed Croc?
Last time you submitted it was some fud about rim's tablet.

All of these super smart geeks in osnews forums but real submission is few and far between.
Making snarky comments on the sideline is so much more fun I guess.

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RE: Comment by fran
by Tuishimi on Wed 24th Nov 2010 18:49 in reply to "Comment by fran"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

It is indeed! Especially when people bite and start going back and forth, quibbling over nothing worthwhile ... On the other hand there are also some good posts that do stimulate the imagination, or at least our thought processes in general.

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RE: Comment by fran
by Kroc on Thu 25th Nov 2010 23:25 in reply to "Comment by fran"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Eh? I’m cripplingly busy. Writing for OSnews is an occasional thing when I can afford the time. The staff are supposed to edit and fill in gaps, we would like to give preference to user submissions than have to be the only ones being snarky.

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