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Terahertz computing may not be dead

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  1. magibeg

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    The Gigahertz race was probably one of the most ill-fated ideas in the microprocessor industry in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Intel was almost brought down to its knees by the enormous power consumption and heat dissipation of 3+ GHz speeds in circuits of the time, eventually hitting a wall at 4 GHz. The Gigahertz race has now become a multi-core race, but scientists have ideas to ramp up the clock speed at a faster pace again: Terahertz computers may be within reach – if data is carried over optical instead of electrical circuits.


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    they have been talking about this for a while...i hope they make some kind of proto or somthing...i havent heard anything yet about an actual cpu thats being tested but my guess is by 2010 we will prob see or hear allot more of this...looks to be the way of the future imo
     
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    Well what it comes down to is that they made the wires for it in this particular case. I believe IBM has also been working on something similar.
     
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    yea i think i heard something about IBM working on this...it just hard to find any updates or progress....
     
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    Yeah i heard this in my loacal magazine very interesting could be quite an acheivement
     
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    Wow, Terahertz computing huh. Pretty remarkable. First time Ive heard of this.
     
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    they really need to work on this...i would love to see what it could do for the gpu world
     

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