A new kernel timer API
Posted May 19, 2005 9:44 UTC (Thu) by kleptog
In reply to: A new kernel timer API
Parent article: A new kernel timer API
I'm not sure. In one picosecond, light has travelled about one third of a millimetre (a milli-foot?). Electrons not even that far. In a nanosecond, light moves about 30cm (a foot for you non-SI users).
I don't really know how much smaller we can make CPUs and stuff but I beleive we're reaching the point where higher clock-speeds are useless and we have to start doing more per clock cycle, hyperthreading, multicore, grid computing, etc. If this is the case, a higher resolution than nanoseconds does not seem particularly useful.
Hoave a nice day,
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