Saturday, March 7, 2009

I'm still in the marking time stage - at a new job with a much broader focus than the newest technology. As one might imagine, I'm already heading toward a way to use the cutting edge to help put out the messages for which I get paid.

meanwhile, I track the mutli-core, multi-silicon progress as best I can. The news is everywhere. We really want to have more compute at less power. The race is on between general purpose CPUs whose power is less than 10W per core and specialized silicon, whose wattage is creeping up.

Have Intel & AMD figured out that the market really doesn't need to go faster, just more throughput? Or are the specialized silicon vendors just overreaching in their bid to loo and feel more like general purpose CPUs?