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[SD] Physicists Discover Physical Phenomenon That Could Boost Computers' Clock Speed

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ScienceDaily (May 15, 2011) — In the 1980s and '90s, competition in the computer industry was all about "clock speed" -- how many megahertz, and ultimately gigahertz, a chip could boast. But clock speeds stalled out almost 10 years ago: Chips that run faster also run hotter, and with existing technology, there seems to be no way to increase clock speed without causing chips to overheat.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0513204412.htm

Interesting!
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There is one drawback to the system that the researchers investigated: While a lot of charge will move into the channel between materials with a slight change in voltage, it moves slowly -- much too slowly for the type of high-frequency switching that takes place in computer chips. That could be because the samples of the material are, as Ashoori says, "super dirty"; purer samples might exhibit less electrical resistance. But it's also possible that, if researchers can understand the physical phenomena underlying the material's remarkable capacitance, they may be able to reproduce them in more practical materials.
Doesn't sound too promising.
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Even so, if it will be implemented, manufacturers will put no notice.
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