[RC5] 0.060 completion of rc5-72

Victor A. Wagner, Jr. vawjr at rudbek.com
Sat Dec 6 01:10:02 EST 2003


there were many chips w/ less than 100 transistors back then
At Saturday 2003-11-29 23:06, you wrote:

>On Saturday, Nov 29, 2003, at 19:24 Asia/Hong_Kong, Ñåðãåé wrote:
>
>>Okey, at current speed it would be nearly 1200 years to complete, but...
>>
>>Moore's law
>>More than 25 years ago, when Intel was developing the first microprocessor,
>>company cofounder Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on a
>>microprocessor (and computing power) would double approximately every 18
>>months. To date, Moore's law has proven remarkably accurate.
>
>I'm not so sure about the 'number of transistors' bit though (25 years is 
>about 17 18-month periods, and if transistors on a chip is, say, 10 
>million, that would mean under 100 transistors when Moore made such a 
>prediction).
>
>I don't think you can do much with 100 transistors.
>
>- Purr
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