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CPU'S Where do we go from here ?

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posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 01:24 PM
a reply to: ressiv

We are looking for speed through are we not?

Take the human brain, for instance, a very organic biological organ or device.

Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons of our brain.

But transmission can be as slow as 0.5ms or as fast as 120ms, whereas light travels at a speed of 300,000km/s.

Biology may not be the best material science to construct future CPU from.

edit on 18-8-2020 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 01:56 PM
It really depends on what we are wanting to get out of it, with faster speeds the distance between each item be it a single transistor or between the CPU and the ram become more and more important to reduce but we hit the obvious problem of heat.

Long term I see more a return to a client/server model for a lot of things with the user having enough grunt to get things roughly done but anything serious will be done somewhere else.

For lots of the general stuff like producing bills etc theres no real gain from quantum or indeed much more reduction in process size other than in memory/storage to allow more data to be kept.

Theres still plenty of life left in the current tech to be used and abused and at the moment the main focus is reduction in power usage as everyone wants to go green and even a few watts reduction in a DC per server can mount up enough to make it worth while for the bottom line.

posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 03:55 PM

originally posted by: Cosmic4life
a reply to: HalWesten
The thing that really grinds my gears is that every time new speedier CPU's or faster drives or Memory came along, Software got more and more bloated. I remember when software was small and super efficient, it just did what it said on the tin, even now I prefer to run older versions as the speed is incredible, run new software and it sucks up all the hardware to a point where seems like I'm still using a Pentium 2 233mhz ..... software developers need a huge boot up the rear end for being so damn lazy and producing rubbish that suck away all the gains made in hardware.

Agreed. My favorite games are still old DOS games. With DOSBox they run great! I just can't find anywhere to get the full version of Bolo Adventures III now because the author died last year.

posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 04:27 PM
a reply to: HalWesten

Was always quite partial to an old ZX Spectrum game called "Bruce Lee".

As to old DOS games, that would need to be "PGA Tour" or "Links" titles.

Used to play those on old 386/486 machines. LoL

posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 04:42 PM

originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: LogicalGraphitti

It's not that complex mate.

Essentially, you cannot polish a turd

Now that's language I can understand !

posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 03:35 AM
a reply to: HalWesten

here ya go mate

posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 10:33 PM
a reply to: Spacespider

The problem is that the wave length of light has hit its limit to ‘carve’ etches in silicon. It can’t get any closer (3nm is about our current limit using UV light).

The good news is that we might have carbon nanotubes as a chip material since MIT already made a 16-bit CPU to RISC V (iirc) specs. Less energy, less heat, faster processing speeds, welp, that is cool! And MIT made the process easier than CNT creation of computer gates are now

Y a, QC will kill it, but that is some 15 years in the future. I think keeping CPUs from generating so much heat is where the money lies!

A room temperature superconductor really changes our world!

But we can think of CNT computers running on less electricity and generating less heat as being “best fit” solution before the QC revolution hits!

Oh, we needs an efficient storage scheme as everything goes cloud.

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