Friday, January 27, 2006

Moore's Law Hits the Dust

Moore's Law is a rule of thumb that tells us we can expect to see computing power double every 24 months. That's a rule of thumb that looks like a hammer hit the thumb.

The BlueGene/L Supercomputer is breaking all the records:

On September 29, 2004 the BlueGene/L Supercomputer became the fastest computer in the world achieving 36.01 teraflops per second, beating out NEC’s Earth Simulator which previously held the record at 35.86 teraflops.

On November 4, 2004 the BlueGene/L broke its own world speed record by achieving 70 teraflops.

On March 24, 2005 the BlueGene/L again broke its own world speed record by achieving 135.5 teraflops

On October 27, 2005 the BlueGene/L “again” broke its own world speed record by achieving 280.6Teraflops

You know, what happened to Moore’s law?

(Image by GridCafe at CERN)

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