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  • Forum: All Moore's Law, all the time

    Faced with a media interview before Christmas about technology changes over the past decade, I did a bit of research, thought about all the new products that had been released and then came to an, in retrospect, obvious observation.

  • Intel 'breaks' Moore's Law with new Atom chips

    It seems Moore's Law doesn't apply to the next generation of Intel's Atom chips. The low-cost, power-sipping chips, codenamed "Pineview," will greatly improve upon both of those traits, but at the expense of any significant speed boost, according to authentic-looking specs leaked this month.

  • Moore's Law doesn't work for solar cells

    In pushing the US to produce all of its electricity from environmentally friendly sources in 10 years, former Vice President Al Gore points to the accomplishments of the technology industry, especially the dramatic gains in computing capability, as an example of what tech innovators can do.

  • Looking beyond Moore's Law

    In anticipation of Moore's Law becoming irrelevant in the next 10-20 years, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) wants funding for research that could lead to a replacement for current silicon technology.

  • Dead servers, bad engineering and datacentres

    The business benefits arising from Moore’s Law, which says the number of transistors on a chip will double about every two years, is being turned on its head by the cost of providing power, cooling and other facility support for servers. Those costs now exceed the price of the computing hardware, according to Ken Brill, founder and executive director of The Uptime Institute. In a recent interview, he talked about those escalating costs and outlined what ICT managers can do to improve datacentre energy efficiency, including the elimination of dead servers and more efficient cooling.

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