Martin Klein Intel outside?

With all these shifts rapidly taking place in this industry, I wonder where “Moore’s Intel” is heading. They seem to have already almost fallen asleep at the wheel when it came to customer demand for low powered devices and focused too much on higher powered server and notebook technology. Now with the cloud and mobile devices…. their strategy seems to be too little too late. Their one real advantage is their massive investment in fabrication plants that few others will have the stomach to invest in? If not…. “Intel Outside” will become a new label for a once global giant that impressed the world during an era when they could charge whatever they wanted for their processors.
Posted: 1 November 2012 at 09:20

Doug Vining Intel outside?

I think Intel is certainly relevant in today's world of Mac books and Windows 8 devices. They are particularly focussed on Ultrabooks as they develop chips that consume less power but deliver more speed and better graphics. But they certainly missed the boat when it comes to mobile, though that might be less financially attractive?

In the future, as more personal computing is done on smartphones and generally smart 'appliances' Intel may find itself relegated to powering the cloud servers - we will need those more than ever. When computing is as pervasive as this MindBullet suggests, I don't think consumers will know or care who makes the cheap chips that make it happen at the user level.
Posted: 2 November 2012 at 09:56

Greg van der Watt Intel outside?

Hi Doug!
I agree that mobile is now becoming the driver for innovation in processors. Integration between the mobile environment and the 'cheap chips' at the consumption level is crying out to be exploited to drive the mobile into even greater utility as it becomes the ecosystem in which to drive demand led innovation. Mobile will be the primary platform to remain connected in our lives, in all aspects, not just communicaction.
Posted: 2 November 2012 at 13:35

Doug Vining Not dead, just irrelevant

Hot on the heels of our MindBullet on this subject, the CEO of ARM, that other chip manufacturer, is not predicting the end of Moore's law. Rather he is predicting that it won't be relevant anymore.

In short, Warren East says that it's becoming more and more about battery power, not computing power and speed. Efficiency is their focus, and not improvements in bang for the buck.

Do you agree?
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Posted: 14 November 2012 at 15:39

Wolfgang Grulke 1 Terabyte of storage on a single chip!

Whatever happened to Moore's Law in the storage world? Read on...
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Posted: 10 August 2013 at 16:48

Doug Vining IBM's new super-chip

The announcement of working samples of 7-nanometre processor chips is important for several reasons. Firstly they show that Moore's law is not over yet, and they reached this point sooner than expected. So the exponential growth of computer power is still on track. This also marks a fundamental change in the way these developments are done, as it is a collaboration between members of a global consortium, rather than individual companies competing with each other.

Another important point is these chips offer the opportunity to do high capacity processing while using very little electric power - important for battery life and small devices like intelligent sensors. Combined with new developments in memory chips like 3D architecture and universal memory, we could see vastly more efficient - faster and less power hungry - computing power embedded in devices, appliances and both industrial and consumer goods.

Oh yes, I think that's what this MindBullet was all about!
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Posted: 10 July 2015 at 10:27

Doug Vining Beyond Moore's Law

It's uncanny how exponential technologies continue to surprise, even when we think we've reached the limit of advancement along a particular path. Googles secretive Tensor chip claims to advance algorithmic computing by three doublings over current technologies. Just a month or two ago, NVidia unveiled their latest supercomputer for machine learning, claiming 12-times faster performance over last year's model. Which just goes to show that our MindBullet, suggesting that Moore's law becomes irrelevant in a hyper-networked world of pervasive devices, could be right on the money!
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Posted: 20 May 2016 at 09:23

Doug Vining Atomic data

We've written before of using DNA to store data. Now comes a nanotech method of storing data with individual atoms, the densest memory system yet.
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Posted: 19 July 2016 at 15:29

Doug Vining A computer the size of a salt flake

IBM has announced a system that includes a processor, memory, optic communications and a photo-power cell, all on a tiny silicon package 1mm square. It's so small, 64 of them can fit on the tip of your finger! Great for self-powered sensors and embedded devices that can provide data to systems like, shall we say, blockchain controlled logistics?
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Posted: 19 March 2018 at 17:20

Doug Vining The internet of tiny, smart, things

Pete Warden, in a recent blog post, shares his vision for the future of machine learning, offloaded to tiny devices that run with very low power requirements. If you're interested in the future of smart devices, and how these things could change the way industries and businesses operate, then it's well worth a read. And I think the MindBullet I've linked below is entirely relevant.
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Posted: 11 June 2018 at 18:20

Doug Vining World's smallest computer, again

Not to be outdone by IBM, who recently boasted the smallest functional device at 1mmx1mm, the University of Michigan has created one even smaller - so small that it makes a grain of rice look gigantic alongside.

The jury is out whether these nano devices qualify to be called 'computers' but the opportunities they offer for massively distributed sensors capable of gathering and processing data should not be overlooked. And, they will probably get even smaller and more powerful in the future. Who said Moore's Law was dead? Oh, wait...
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Posted: 27 June 2018 at 14:15

Doug Vining Moore's law might never end

We've said before that Moore's law becomes almost irrelevant, when pervasive computing is present in all the sensors and devices that surround us. But transistors continue to shrink anyway, down to 2.5nm and counting.
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Posted: 10 December 2018 at 13:16
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