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Moore’s Law


October 19, 2011  5:55 PM

VMware CEO Paul Maritz admits licensing will change to a consumption model

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Licensing, Moore's Law, VMware

In a questions and answers session at VMworld in Copenhagen, Paul Maritz, chief executive office at VMWare, responded to a question I posed...

August 22, 2007  8:14 PM

Green memory

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DDR, Green IT, Memory, Moore's Law

I was speaking to Micron earlier. This company is developing DDR2 memory based on a 78-nanometer fabrication process. Now what's interesting here is that by reducing the size of the transistors, thanks to the 78-nanometer process, the chip actually consumes less power. This means Micron has been...


June 13, 2007  8:05 PM

Programming elegance

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Green IT, Moore's Law

For the last few days I've been looking at the issue of green IT. It strikes me that a major contributor to the energy inefficiency of modern IT is our reliance on Moore's Law, which has progressively lowered the cost of computing power. My very first home computer had only 32 Kbytes of memory,...


June 8, 2007  8:14 PM

Moore or less

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chip, Green IT, integrated circuit, landfill, Moore's Law

Over 40 years ago Gordon Moore predicted how the integrated circuit would enable people to buy chips for the same price but double the complexity every two years. The law has more-or-less governed hardware development. It has been...


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