The end of Moore’s law: Living without an exponential increase in the efficiency of computational facilities

Since more than 50 years scientific and nonscientific communities are accustomed to computational facilities, which increase steadily in speed and efficiency of calculations, in particular in processor performance, memory size, and storage capacity. Mitchell Waldrop analyzes the current situation in the chip producing industry and predicts the end of Moore’s prophecy of an exponential growth in computational capacities [1]. Here, an attempt is made to view with the eyes of a user the spectacular development of computers, its benefits for mathematics, science, and engineering as well as the possible consequences of its end.

 

The end of Moore’s law: Living without an exponential increase in the efficiency of computational facilities
Peter Schuster

Complexity

Source: onlinelibrary.wiley.com

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