The “Nulticore” Dilemma
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For almost half a century, one of the first principles beginners in computer technology are taught is the infamously accurate “Law” of engineer Gordon Moore. He predicted a doubling of the transistor count in chips every two years [Moore 1965]. While the time interval has been adjusted several times, the prediction about a steady, exponential growth holds still true. However, besides being an estimate in semiconductor development and serving as introduction of hardware-related texts such as the present one ad nauseam, the ongoing growth in terms of available logic resources predicted by Moore is a matter of concern in recent system design.
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