More Processing Power, Part One: "Is the single core CPU doomed?"
This article is a bit long, but all it's claims are footnoted with
It talks about the current state of processor technology (Pentium 4 & Amd
why there is a marketing move towards dual-core processors. Then it backs
and talks about why "monolithic" or single-core processor technology is not
a current standstill and how it will progress to a 45nm process in the very
future (current processors use .
This is a technical article, but it has excellent explanations of the
issues in processor development, namely power leakage, heat, and latency
by wire length.
It's maybe the best article written about processor technology I've seen in
year or more and it is extremely current. I can't wait for the follow-up
part 2 that
will discuss dual-core CPUs.