[ExI] Two Paths to Further Shrink Computer Chips

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 22:47:49 UTC 2010

Tomasz Rola wrote:
This sounds nice, gives hopes that one day building a 1000-core cpu will
be trivial (and I feel pervert pleasure thinking I would one day buy it
used from internet for the cost of pocket radio).

My question to everyone here...  How many years until we have a
1000-core cpu (or something equivalent) as a household desktop
computer?  My optimistic estimate is within ten years or by 2020.  And
what exactly would the number crunching/calculating power of a
1000-core cpu be?

I thought at first such a machine would simply be 500 times more
powerful than let's say a current dual processor computer, but
considering each individual processor may easily be a hundred times as
powerful as a cpu now, I would think this hypothetical machine would
literally be thousands of times more powerful than an average pc from
today.  Oh, and what about price?

I'm looking forward to being gee-wowed!!!  : )


On 9/2/10, John Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> On Sep 1, 2010, at 11:07 PM, Tomasz Rola wrote:
>> But first, from what I've read, they have to solve problem of getting
>> enough power in, and next, of getting heat out of it.
> In yet another development made just a couple of weeks ago, an important
> improvement in room temperature Spintronics was made; the great fundamental
> advantage is that it takes much much less energy to change the spin of an
> electron than to move an electric charge around. Up to now computer chips
> have not made use of a property of electrons every bit as fundamental as
> their charge, their spin.
> http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=39670
>   John K Clark

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