[RC5] 0.060 completion of rc5-72

Elektron elektron_rc5 at yahoo.ca
Sun Nov 30 01:06:41 EST 2003


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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