Post Moore's Law: Implications for Future Architectures
Friday, September 21, 2018 — 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Moore’s Law is the observation, made by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore in 1965, that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits doubles every year, leading to high-pace advancements in digital electronics. The recent pace has slowed for Moore’s Law, with the doubling of transistors on silicon chips now occurring closer to every 18 months instead of annually. The 18-month mark is now used as the current definition of Moore’s law. Recent reports indicate that the classical technological drivers that have underpinned Moore’s law for the past 50 years are starting to fail. As we reach the limit of Moore’s law, we are seeing the exploration of new technologies like quantum, neuromorphic, approximate, and stochastic computing. This session will feature representatives from industry discussing the new technologies, identifying the advantages and limitations of different technologies, as well as implications with respect to applications.