emergentfutures: Zombie Moore’s Law shows hardware is eating…

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 14:30

emergentfutures:

Zombie Moore’s Law shows hardware is eating software

Customised CPUs are doing things software just can’t do on commodity kit

Important point

Full Story: The Register

Basically we take an assembly line approach to computing. Special cores for each task. Don’t we do this every time we approach a limit of the technology though? I’m thinking midi chips in soundcards, maths co-processors, GPUs, and multi-processors have always been used to gain an edge.

 
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