Posted By Rich Miller On January 27, 2007 @ 8:14 am In Power | Comments Disabled
The new approach to insulation appears at least temporarily to conquer one of the most significant obstacles confronting the semiconductor industry: the tendency of tiny switches to leak electricity as they are reduced in size. The leakage makes chips run hotter and consume more power.Intel co-founder Gordon Moore called the advance “the biggest change in transistor technology since … the late 1960s.” Intel said the new chips will have “five times less leakage power than those made today. This will improve battery life for mobile devices and increase opportunities for building smaller, more powerful platforms.” This could explain the announcement earlier this week that Intel has won back Google’s business from AMD, apparently by creating custom motherboards to fit Google’s demanding data center specs. Google is notorious for its focus on power efficiency in the data center, so that shift makes more sense if it involves the new Intel chips.
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 low-power computing: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/27/technology/27chip.html?ei=5094&en=b5dab5ed9a363262&hp=&ex=1169960400&adxnnl=1&partner=homepage&adxnnlx=1169903636-ihlGvcFsTVBH4CD4JYKlGg
 Intel has won back Google’s business : http://news.com.com/2100-1014_3-6153431.html
 its web site: http://www.intel.com/technology/silicon/45nm_technology.htm
 video interview with Mark Bohr: http://intel.feedroom.com/
 slow to recognize : http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2006/Nov/29/intel_slow_to_acknowledge_shift_on_chip_power.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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