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Microprocessors in 2020

, « Microprocessors in 2020 », Scientific American, 1995.
"Today's microprocessors are almost 100,000 times faster than their Neanderthal ancestors of the 1950s, and when inflation is considered, they cost 1,000 times less... Looking ahead, microprocessor performance will easily keep doubling every 18 months through the turn of the century". After that, it is hard to bet against a curve that has outstripped all expectations. But it is plausible that we will see improvements in the next 25 years at least as large as those seen ...

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