Nvidia's VP opines: "Moore's Law is dead"

Published Date
03 - May - 2010
| Last Updated
03 - May - 2010
 
Nvidia's VP opines: "Moore's Law is dead"

 

Chart: As the number of transistors double up every 2 years, processing power is estimated to double up as well (Moore's Law).

For long Nvidia and Intel have been debating on their varying perspectives and visions on the future of multi-core computing technology. It appears that Nvidia's VP,  Bill Dally, has stood his stance against the principles of 'Moore's law' stating that, “Moore's Law is dead”. However, it is to be noted that 'Moore's Law' is arguably the base of Intel's multi-core architecture and the technology employed in fabricating its processor chips. Looks like Intel's relentless pursuit in adopting Moore's vision and the fact that AMD's principles are also guided by this doctrine brings up a whole new equation in this battle of world's leading chipmakers.

Mr. Dally is reported to have reiterated his stance by stating that parallel computing remains the hub of Nvidia's GPU architecture and that dual, quad- and hex-core solutions are inefficient. He further adds that, building multi-core GPU's is like “trying to build an airplane by putting wings on a train," and that “only ground-up parallel solutions designed for energy efficiency will bring back the golden age of doubling performance every two years”. While all these ideas and visions sound impressive, Nvidia has a long road ahead in accomplishing both energy efficiency and high performance together as a landmark milestone.

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