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[The Economist] A deeper law than Moore's?

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The energy efficiency of computing is doubling every 18 months

IN 1965 Gordon Moore, a co-founder of Intel, first observed that integrated circuits, better known as silicon chips, seemed to conform to a predictable law: since their invention in 1958, the density of components in each chip had doubled each year, and this trend was, he suggested, likely to continue for at least a decade.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/daily...omputing-power
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Try telling that to Nvidia
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"Koomey’s law"
Thanks OP, nice little read.

Some times I wish I had started young, had the right guidance i.e. parenting to encourage me to go to college. now I'm 27 and just now starting college...
My son is 3 and knows the names of the major components of a computer, hard drive, ram, fanny thing, and chips. Maybe one day it will be Mikey's Law
Edited by cayennemist - 10/10/11 at 10:53pm
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Misleading title is misleading
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The title isn't misleading Nor the (short) article.

The magical 50+ yr old moores law is still valid. There are some modifications to its equation that do infact need to be addressed as a public body, and not just an investor.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post
Try telling that to Nvidia
NVIDIA GPUs are by far more efficient than Intel CPUs per GFLOPs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
NVIDIA GPUs are by far more efficient than Intel CPUs per GFLOPs.
Intel is still better at improving power usage over time than Nvidia
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post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post
Intel is still better at improving power usage over time than Nvidia

You're still comparing apples to oranges here.
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post #9 of 25
Actually a really good graph by the Economist - very descriptive and a nice touch to add the R^2 value
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post
Intel is still better at improving power usage over time than Nvidia


I don't think you're trolling but the effect is the same.
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