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    Tech News: Breakthrough in Chip Speeds

    According to the Drudge Report:

    RESEARCHERS SAY NEW CHIP BREAKS SPEED RECORD
    Mon Jun 19 2006 22:57:25 ET

    Researchers at IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology are set to announce Tuesday that they have broken the speed record for silicon-based chips with a semiconductor that operates 250 times faster than chips commonly used now.

    The NEW YORK TIMES reports: The achievement is a major step in the evolution of computer semiconductor technology that could eventually lead to faster networks and more powerful electronics at lower prices, said Bernard Meyerson, vice president and chief technologist in IBM 's systems and technology group. He said developments like this one typically find their way into commercial products in 12 to 24 months.

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    250 times faster

    Breathtaking news!

    That means the Minute Waltz could be done in 24/100ths of a second.

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    Re: Tech News: Breakthrough in Chip Speeds

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    According to the Drudge Report:

    RESEARCHERS SAY NEW CHIP BREAKS SPEED RECORD
    Mon Jun 19 2006 22:57:25 ET

    Researchers at IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology are set to announce Tuesday that they have broken the speed record for silicon-based chips with a semiconductor that operates 250 times faster than chips commonly used now.

    The NEW YORK TIMES reports: The achievement is a major step in the evolution of computer semiconductor technology that could eventually lead to faster networks and more powerful electronics at lower prices, said Bernard Meyerson, vice president and chief technologist in IBM 's systems and technology group. He said developments like this one typically find their way into commercial products in 12 to 24 months.

    Developing...
    I guess this ought to keep up with my typing speed!

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    Re: Tech News: Breakthrough in Chip Speeds

    This is great news, all our present computer equipment will soon be obsolete.

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    I knew I should have waited before buying my new PC.
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    Now all they have to do is figure out a way to implant it into the brain of my six lazy kids.
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    wow..yea..that is indeed incredible since they've been saying for a while that we've reached physical max limits. 250x is humongous..especially if it can do it without getting too hot. Can you imagine a computer running at 750 ghz? Holy mackerel!

    bus speed just become the next bottleneck again..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dewdman42

    ... if it can do it without getting too hot...
    Oh, that problem's already been solved. Just tack this
    handy-dandy accessory cooler onto it, and you're go
    for good.



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    Now we just have to wait for the next version of Microsoft products. They will figure out a way to add a whole slew of new and useless features and further the code bloat. This will allow the new 250x faster computer to run at the same speed as the current computers! I just hope that the newer faster processors can also use 250x the memory to handle the new bloated code!

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    Re: Tech News: Breakthrough in Chip Speeds

    Just think about how fast disinformation, rumors, chain letters, spam and malware will be able to prolierate. High speed internet clutter becoming a reality!

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