|MadSci Network: Computer Science|
First of all, I am a math major. I know very little about computers, but I have to know this for a research project I am doing for the college. What I know: -Gordon Moore developed Moore's Law. -He is part of Intel (their website wasn't very helpful). -Moore's law has been modified so that the doubling occurs ever 18 months. Where I have looked: -2 libraries (MANY magazines) -WWW (extensively) What I have found: -graphs displaying Moore's law and actual curves (they aren't that helpful) What I STILL don't know: - WHAT is doubling???? (technology in general? or the storage capabilities of microprocessors?) - Where is the raw numeric data? I need some numbers, because I need to know how he came up with this law. I gather it wasn't just a random prediction! Needless to say, I don't know a whole lot about this stuff and it would be very helpful if I knew exactly what the subject of Moore's Law is, and some raw numeric data to back it up. I hope you can help me! Thanks, Sarah
Re: Where did Moore's Law come from and does it still hold true?
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