Performance Headroom from Squeezing Transistors Down to 32nm
Since the turn of the millennium, I've seen advances in chip manufacturing processes -- from circuitry measuring 180 nanometers to 130 to 90 to 65 to 45 and now 32nm -- and new architectural designs in between. Every time a new chip advancement comes out, I try hooking up with our performance test engineers to get their take on the...
Intel’s Big Bet
I am always amazed at the incredible work that Intel's manufacturing group does especially when it comes to major technology transitons like the one that is upon us now. Shrinking to 32nm will require a massive investment, which we will accelerate now in part because the process or 'recipie' for making these new chips is already up and running and...