[Wolves] Fwd: [SB] "The Future of Microprocessors", May 2020 version

Chris Ellis chris at intrbiz.com
Mon Jun 15 17:03:30 UTC 2020

Looks interesting.

For those who don't know, Sophie Wilson was the person who designed
the original Acorn Risc Machine (ARM) CPU while at Acorn and was also
somewhat involved in the BBC Micro ;)


On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 5:54 PM Adam Sweet via Wolves
<wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> Thought this was interesting from Birmingham LUG.
> Ad
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> Subject: [SB] "The Future of Microprocessors", May 2020 version
> Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 10:29:11 +0100
> From: Keith White via Sb <sb at mailman.lug.org.uk>
> Reply-To: Birmingham Linux User Group <sb at mailman.lug.org.uk>
> To: Birmimgham LUG <sb at mailman.lug.org.uk>
> CC: Keith White <forestacorn at gmx.co.uk>
> This is the 2020 Wheeler Lecture from the University of Cambridge
> Computer Lab on *The Future of Microprocessors* by Sophie Wilson:
> https://youtu.be/R2SdSLCMKEA
> This is an updated version of the talk I posted about in 2018. It's 1hr
> 40 mins long, Sophie's presentation begins at 6:50 (6mins 5sec).
> It's another excellent and information dense presentation covering the
> history and progress so far, which blends in nicely with the
> technological problems to overcome for continued progress, the immense
> costs now required to keep up with Moore's Law, the economics and huge
> machines required for the ever increasing processor complexity and
> component density.
> She presents ideas and speculation of what is in development to progress
> forwards, such as integrating liquid cooling channels directly in to the
> chip, a 25KW SoC and an Intel processor that integrates specialist units
> like a GPU, TPU, NPU, DSP all into one processor in an attempt to speed
> things up.
> It depends on the application but personally I question if complexity is
> a way forwards and feel some simpler innovation is required.
> Hope you enjoy the presentation.
> Keith
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