Computer Architecture Review – Moore’s Law

This is a review on Moore’s law.

The number of components per integrated circuit will increase at a factor of two per year. The phenomenon doesn’t translate to performance doubling every two years. A graph shows that Transistor Scaling has contributed to 17% – 19% of the improved performance. Architectural Design innovation contributed additional 13-21% per year.

The problem with Moore’s law in the future is that Copper’s resistivity is increasing (instead of staying constant) because of “second order effects”. Capacitance is hard to improve. As a result, there is no near solution for continuing the doubling of transistors.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Architecture, Class. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s