I agree. But that is a great discovery, any discovery like this is good for the tech worldadk said:I highly doubt apple is going to use intel processors for few years and then go back to ppc. I have a feeling whatever IBM did can probably be carried over to intel.
But nonetheless, It does specifically state that IBM is it's developer, which manufactures the modern PPC chip. Therefore, I highly doubt that IBM would gladly pawn off their new technology, but instead would use it to get back a recently lost business partner (hint hint ). It sounds like this should be interesting, especially if the technology has been developed for dual or quad core processors. Just imagine the power and pperformance you would recieve from such a chip. I think it would be a little more free in a Mac than an Intel chip would be. Let the race begin!vniow said:That article didn't say anything about PPC, just mentioned semiconductors, which are used in any kind of chip.
adk said:I highly doubt apple is going to use intel processors for few years and then go back to ppc. I have a feeling whatever IBM did can probably be carried over to intel.
WildCowboy said:300 GHz at room temp, 500 GHz at ultra cold temps...for a single transistor. Full chips will run much slower.
Absolute zero? Practical...Article said:That speed was hit only when IBM researchers, working with counterparts from the Georgia Institute of Technology, cooled the transistor to near absolute zero, but Meyerson said the device still ran at 300 gigahertz at room temperature.
kildraik said:Ha ha I'd like to see 1 THz (1 Terrahertz, 1000 GHz).
You laugh now, this quote will be used one day.kildraik said:Ha ha I'd like to see 1 THz (1 Terrahertz, 1000 GHz).
way more than 151 times the speed. the 66MHz 486 can do 50Mflops the quad G5 does 80Gflops thus it's 1600 times faster.JRM PowerPod said:You laugh now, this quote will be used one day.
I'm 19 the first computer i had in my house was a 66mhz 486, i thought it was fast with its 8mb ram and 400mb storage. 12 years later we have a Quad G5 with 1TB internal storage and 4Gb of ram. Thats 151 times the processor (4cores) 2500 times the storage and 512 times the ram. Using that as a basis in another 12 years i could be using a computer with a total of 1.5Thz in cores 10,000TB (wtf) and 2TB of Ram. Imagine that running solitaire