Computers are facing a
Von Neumann Computers are extremely
inefficient in using electric power. Vanquishing von Neumann, however, will
be extremely difficult, since more than a half century of software sits squarely on
Design space exploration is limited by power efficiency. Lithography of
microelectronics is no more really the main key. Also because of leakage current Moore's
Law is no longer the trump card. "Moore’s Law is a maddening mistress. ".
Power-efficient computing will be based on innovative parallelism and datapath
structures. A quantum leap in computing efficiency should be unlocked by
"soft hardware" (FPGAs etc.).
Mistake in the History of Computing
Why is the solution blocked by the FPL Market Paradox?
 Kevin Morris: "The Hard Ceiling - Power Plays the Death Card";
Electronic Engrg J.,
Nov. 5, 2013