radical suggestion for fc4 release

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Tue Feb 1 20:15:58 UTC 2005

Bryan O'Sullivan <bos at serpentine.com>:
> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 21:44 -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > Is that a problem?  Processors are speeding up faster than media are
> > getting larger -- thus, trdsing clocks for space seems like the
> > right thing.
> Processors are not speeding up at all, to a first approximation.
> Haven't you noticed?  Moore's law stopped operating about two years ago.


Yes, speed increases in single processors have stalled.  Which is why
there are a lot more SMP and multicore systems deployed now.  Clocks
per dollar seems to be continuing to rise on a roughly 2^n curve, even
though clocks per processor aren't.
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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