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Bank 2.0 by Brett King

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Moore’s Law

The term “Moore’s Law” was reportedly coined in 1970 by the CalTech professor and VLSI pioneer, Calvin Mead.1 Essentially what this meant was that Moore predicted computing power would double every two years. Since 1965, that law has held true and remains the backbone of classical computing platform development. But what all this means is that since 1965, we have been able to predict reliably both the reduction in costs and the improvements in computing capability of microchips, and those predictions have held true.

 
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Figure 9.1  Gordon Moore’s original graph predicting transistor growth (Credit: Intel Corp)

 

In reality what does ...

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