A new kernel timer API
Posted May 19, 2005 17:50 UTC (Thu) by brouhaha
In reply to: A new kernel timer API
Parent article: A new kernel timer API
beleive we're reaching the point where higher clock-speeds are useless
and we have to start doing more per clock cycle,
People have been saying that for at least fifteen years, and the clock rates keep going up. As Feynman said, "there's plenty of room at the bottom". Eventually we will hit the physical limits, but we aren't there yet.
My point wasn't so much that we need 1 ps timing precision, as that we may well need better than 1 ns. There's three orders of magnitude difference there. If we don't want to use 1 ps, we could certainly use 10 ps, 100 ps, or even 37.2 ps as the unit. But 1 ps seems somewhat more convenient.
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