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I gotta ask this question to the community abroad, where is technology going?

Are we headed for more Green CPUs to conserve energy?

Does shrinking the die size mean we are going to have CPUs that produce more performance?
(I wonder if the smaller they are the better they will OC too?)

With all this new tech coming to the fronts, like DNA Computing & Optical Computer, for me it's overwhelming to make sense of new technology right now...

Anyone have any insight on any of the subjects I've talked about here?

(Yes all of them)
Edited by _GTech - 2/21/11 at 7:16am
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I think the bigger, and really the only important question about technology is when it will destroy the world.


x86 based cpus aren't all that impressive. Nothing we've done with it since I started using computers really changed. Sure things look better, things are faster, and I can do more at once... But all we've done is improve on the same concept.

Much like a gas powered engine, its been around forever, and it's time for something new.
    
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some day a whole data center could be shrunk down to a single computer
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Technology evolves pretty fast.

A good example is when we flew to the moon after only 10 years upon inventing automobiles.

Shouldn't take long until CPUs are no longer needed cause GPUs already have a pretty powerful one embedded on them.
    
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We're headed for smaller/greener tech with more cores.

Right now IMO software lags behind the hardware.
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Right now IMO software lags behind the hardware.
Haha. True that
    
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I gotta ask this question to the community abroad, where is technology going?

Are we headed for more Green CPUs to conserve energy?

Does shrinking the die size mean we going to have CPUs that produce more performance?
(I wonder if the smaller they are the better they will OC too?)

All this new tech coming to the fronts, like DNA Computing & Optical Computer, for me it's overwhelming to make sense of new technology right now...

Anyone have any insight on any of the subjects I've talked about here?

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You won't see 14nm CPUs anytime soon.

Intel will start to experiment with the 14nm fab process in 2013. Which means you will wait a lot more to see one in your desktop.

When we had 65nm CPUs, Intel was already experimenting with 32 and 22nm.

They are always ahead.
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A good example is when we flew to the moon after only 10 years upon inventing automobiles.


Most people consider the widespread adoption of automobiles to be when Henry Ford created the Model T, which was in 1908....We landed on the moon in 1969......I think you need to check your math, there.

And the first probe to land on the moon was sometime in the mid 60's, so even there, you're talking about a 55 year spread.
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Technology evolves pretty fast.

A good example is when we flew to the moon after only 10 years upon inventing automobiles.

Shouldn't take long until CPUs are no longer needed cause GPUs already have a pretty powerful one embedded on them.
Does anyone else think that GPUs will replace CPUs?

This seems like a very viable possibility to me...
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Aren't they making CPU's with the GPU on it?
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