The Decline of Moore’s Law and the Rise of the Hardware Accelerator

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A recent press release out of Pliops states, “In 1965, the world’s first commercial minicomputer was introduced, the first human walked in space and a prediction was made that would describe an incredible technological and economic force. The semiconductor industry made this prediction a benchmark to plan strategies and set research and development targets for the next 55 years. In spring of that year – April 19, to be exact – Intel’s Gordon E. Moore described an exponential growth trend in computing power where the speed and capability of computers could be expected to double every two years.”

The release continues, “Moore’s Law created an industry expectation for increasing performance – but all good things must come to an end. 2020 finds Moore’s Law dramatically slowing, with processor core performance now forecasted to double every 20 years. However, the cloud data explosion, further accelerated by AI applications, depends upon performance increases in processors. Compounding these concerns, cloud service providers are currently facing more challenges than ever before as they struggle to keep up with the unprecedented traffic being created by the world’s accelerated shift online caused by social distancing and the COVID-19 crisis. Clearly, a new approach to the data center infrastructure challenges of an increasingly dynamic and online world is needed – one that picks up where Moore’s Law is leaving off. Technology innovator Pliops was founded to address this gap in performance, and has developed a storage processor that enables data centers to operate faster and more efficiently. The Pliops architecture overcomes the major inefficiencies of software-only storage engines via a dedicated hardware product.”

Read more at Globe Newswire.

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