[ppml] too many variables

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Mon Aug 13 12:29:14 UTC 2007

Leo Bicknell wrote:
> To Bill's original e-mail.  Can we count on 2x every 18 months going
> forward?  No.  But betting on 2x every 24 months, and accounting for the
> delta between currently shipping and currently available hardware seems
> completely reasonable when assessing the real problem.

This assumes "the real problem" is CPU performance, where many have 
argued that the real problem is memory bandwidth.  Memory doesn't track 
Moore's Law.  Besides, Moore's Law isn't a law.  What's your Plan B?  
This is where a lot of RRG/RAM work is going on right now.


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