Concerns for current leakage drives IBM off the Moore?s Law roadmap

Manners, David; Sperling, E. D.
October 2006
Electronics Weekly;10/11/2006, Issue 2260, p21
Trade Publication
The article informs that International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) has decided to take detours off the Moore's Law. It has been stated that the decision is based on the end of classical scaling and little concern over current leakage. Ron Martino, director for processor systems at IBM, said that the company is going down three paths viz. the traditional SPECint (benchmark) optimization, multicore optimization, and a cell solution where the application workload is optimized.


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