Posted Nov 3, 2010 22:55 UTC (Wed) by cesarb (subscriber, #6266)
Parent article: KS2010: Scalability
> He said that silicon technology is getting closer to the absolute physical limits, so we'll not have to worry about CPU scaling for a whole lot longer.
Wouldn't getting closer to the physical limits make things _worse_, because instead of just making a faster CPU, people start having to add more and more separate cores? That to me looks like needing even more scaling, not less. Even more if the latency between the cores increases because there are so many of them.