Zombie Moore’s Law shows hardware is eating software
Customised CPUs are doing things software just can’t do on commodity kit
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.