Bryan O'Sullivan <bos(a)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.