Conditioning consumers to expect certain advances in speed, battery life, and capabilities, Moore’s Law has led the way for the computing industry for decades.
Because Moore’s law suggests exponential growth, it is unlikely to continue indefinitely. Software and hardware innovations will likely keep the dream of Moore’s Law alive for several years to come; however, there may come a time when Moore’s Law is no longer applicable due to temperature constraints. As such a revolutionary approach to computing is required. The IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative is dedicated to studying next-generation alternatives for the computing industry. In Engadget’s recent Public Access article, Beyond Moore’s Law, Tom Conte, IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative Co-Chair and Professor in the Schools of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, provides an overview of next-generation alternatives that could meet the growing demand for advances in computing technology.
From cryogenic computing to quantum computing, there are a variety of alternatives to meet the expectations of consumers. Change is coming to the computing industry. Are you interested in learning more? Tom will provide insight on this topic at the annual SXSW Conference and Festival, 10-19 March, 2017. His session, Going Beyond Moore’s Law, is included in the IEEE Tech for Humanity Series at SXSW. For more information please see http://techforhumanity.ieee.org.
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