digitalmars.D.learn - OT: in economic terms Moore's Law is already dead
Laeeth Isharc <laeeth kaleidic.io> writes:
https://www.infoq.com/presentations/moore-law-expiring/ At the same time as the arrival of Optane persistent storage in relatively chest machines changes the game a bit. If storage prices do keep falling at 40% annualised or thereabouts, it's possible one might see a little more respect being given the writing performant code than currently.
Jul 17 2019
Kagamin <spam here.lot> writes:
TBH modern computers are obscenely powerful, I just spent weeks on celeron 1.8GHz 2mb L2 cache 2gb ram computer and didn't see any slowness on it despite some bloated software in python and a strange text editor pluma that ate 150mb ram just editing a plain text file, I swear it's not based on electron, most operations were seemingly io-bound. On my notebook I downclocked i7 to 50% to reduce it to a decent TDP, there was a reduction in performance... probably, because I don't see it without reference, i7 was a mistake, honestly.
Jul 20 2019