Thursday, April 09, 2015

Mid age crisis : 50 years of Moore's law

His now 50-year-old article predicted that the silicon integrated circuit would continue to develop over the coming decades.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:  In 2014, semiconductor production facilities made some 250 billion billion (250 x 1018) transistors. This was, literally, production on an astronomical scale. Every second of that year, on average, 8 trillion transistors were produced.
A single microprocessor today would cost $195 million, had the price per transistor remained constant between 1971 and 2015. That is how our world would look like if Moore's law don't exist. That hypothetical outlow Microprocessor would cost as today's top supercomputer.

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