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I'm in a computer lab, I'm supposed to be doing my embedded systems homework, not posting a poll. minus points for me.

in news though, I got a 91% (!) on my signal processing test! I just sort of expect to fail the first round of tests, since that's what my first few semesters of grad school were like. Maybe I'm learning the system. This means I deserve a break. today.

but anyway, regarding embedded systems:

What will we do if Moore's Law ceases to apply?

OHMIGOD freak out!
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Stop using computers
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Listen to our engineering professors ramble on about how amazing something else is
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Forget about Moore altogether
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Forget about IBM altogether*
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Stop quadrupling application requirements every 18-24 months
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Make it fuzzier, so it still applies
2(6.7%)
Simultaneous multi-threading
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Spread the word of Spacefem's Law**
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Have an "end of Moore's Law" party*
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* if you already did, you don't have to chose this option
** Spacefem's Law: The best way to slow IC technology progress to a crawl is to get engineers to waste time talking about Moore's Law all the time

update: a blip on wikipedia that I will start to call "mikkalai's law": the degree of twistedness of various popular formulations of Moore's law doubles every 18 months

word, dude.

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crisco747
Sep. 30th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
Moore's law will cease to exist. We just have to get past that 1 and 0 thing and use all 32 quantum states of the electron. There is a limit on how many components you can cram together, we'll get there soon enough.

Then again, in a hundred years people will be saying, "They actually believed in electrons back then? They exponentially increased computing power by making things more complex? Those crazy bastards!" so it all doesn't really matter.
feanelwa
Sep. 30th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Hear hear! I am always ranting about this. Everybody is sick of hearing it. especially IBM engineers when my supervisor is present
dreamingkat
Oct. 1st, 2007 10:19 am (UTC)
How about - switch technologies!

I haven't heard much about those spherical chips since shortly after this article came out. Every once in a while, I'll see something about how much more environmentally friendly the spheres are, or how they are other wise superior.

And of course, we're still all waiting on that quantum computing stuff... that cat's gonna have a lot of little tiny electron balls to play with if that happens.... ;)
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