processors and internet - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2005, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,946
Send a message via AIM to Static_11 Send a message via Yahoo to Static_11
Default processors and internet

A few days ago i heard that in about ten years... one processor will be as good as every processor on earth today combined because there advancing in that technoligy very fast... anyone heard anything about this??


And now... the internet lol... this is a convo between me and blitze105

Me: wow... ur dsl's fast.... ( im stuck with dial up that will only connect at 19.2 kbps.... ne one got ne thing on THIS either?? )

blitze: yeah... but think when were older and we have kids...
me: *laughs...*
blitze: *mimicking his "kids"... Man it took 3 MINUTES to download a movie!!! thats crazy... *makes a slapping motion with hand* SHUT UP... WERE FROM BACK IN THE KILOBYTE DAYS!!!!



which will be true...
__________________

Static_11 is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
Memberbot
 
Elbatrop1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4,057
Default

Moore's Law states that every 2ish years, the number of transistors in a CPU will double. I guess thats gonna have to change when we stop using transistors :/
__________________

__________________

Intel E6750...........PSN: ELBATROP
XFX nForce 650i Ultra
Patriot PC2-6400 8GB (4x2GB)
eVGA 9800GT
36GB WD Raptor
120GB SG
1TB SG
Logitech X-530
Samsung SyncMaster 931c
Samsung SyncMaster 750s
Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Elbatrop1 is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 06:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya
Default

Heat is also becomming an issue, so we are going to have to move beyond silicon for chips and find another material that can better withstand the heat. And as somebody said in another thread, I do see the day when we have a seperate box dedicated to video processing instead of just a card.
beedubaya is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 06:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,946
Send a message via AIM to Static_11 Send a message via Yahoo to Static_11
Default

i can see that happening too
Static_11 is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 06:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,220
Default

dial-up sucks, i used to have it

hope you get something better soon (btw, dsl's pings are better than cable's, so if you find a 1500/256 or above DSL, then go for it over cable)
__________________


Quote:
I don\'t play for fun, I play to win and winning is fun.
diabloII is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 06:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,946
Send a message via AIM to Static_11 Send a message via Yahoo to Static_11
Default

thats a problem due to the fact IM IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE!!!! AHHHHHH lol..... god i hope dsl becomes available soooooon... or cable.

imaging downloading a file or summin at 1 or 2 kbps...... ahhh thats my everday crap




And now.. the severe beating of a highschool bus driver... adam sandler... genious.. <---- off the subject but w/e
Static_11 is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 06:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Chankama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,523
Default

Well... Lets see.. They are probably talking about Moore's law. Double computing power every 18 months/dollar cost = 1 1/2 years.

So T = 10 / 1.5 ~ 6.67
P = 2^(6.67) ~ 102

So if there were only 102 processors in the world right now, and Moore's law is correct in the near future, the statement is correct. But, obviously there are more than 102 processors in this world. So no, the statement is not correct. A more accurate statement would be "every processor in 10 years of X dollars will be as powerful as 102 current processors of X dollars each". Obviously the $$ factor is important since even now we can buy processors that vary greatly in power.

This is with the assumption that Moore's law is correct. Actually, I believe in the strictest form of Moore's law it talks about the doubling of transistor count instead of doubling of power.
Chankama is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 07:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,946
Send a message via AIM to Static_11 Send a message via Yahoo to Static_11
Default

makes sense
Static_11 is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 07:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
HAVOC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milford, Connecticut
Posts: 4,218
Send a message via AIM to HAVOC Send a message via Yahoo to HAVOC
Default

Moore wrote all of his laws while he was drunk and high on meth. Don't believe his laws, they are clouded and strange.
HAVOC is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 07:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Chankama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,523
Default

Anything as simple as Moore's law should be obviously taken with caution. But, I believe it has been "relatively" reliable in the past.
__________________

Chankama is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.