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Moore’s Law CPU scaling “is now dead” claims NVIDIA VP; GPU parallel computing is the future

May 1, 2010

By Chris Davies on Friday, Apr 30th 2010 2 Comments

cpu and gpu medEarlier this month, SlashGear columnist Michael Gartenberg pondered whether Moore’s Law was still relevant to PCs; obviously NVIDIA chief scientist and vice president Bill Dally has only just got the memo.  The engineer has penned a guest column for Forbes on the limitations of current CPU technology, and more specifically the fact that – while processor speed has increased pretty much as Moore predicted – the power scaling part of Moore’s Law has ended.  ”As a result, the CPU scaling predicted by Moore’s Law is now dead,” Dally suggests, before suggesting that parallel computing will be our saviour.

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