Monday, August 1, 2011

Some Scientists Fear Computer Chips Will Soon Hit a Wall -

John Markoff
"Now, however, researchers fear that this extraordinary acceleration is about to meet its limits. The problem is not that they cannot squeeze more transistors onto the chips — they surely can — but instead, like a city that cannot provide electricity for its entire streetlight system, that all those transistors could require too much power to run economically. They could overheat, too."

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