Michael Gradek

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Nov 4
This computer chip can be powered by a potato
Hardware manufacturers are facing similar challenges as the car industry. During the automotive boom car manufacturers competed on improving their vehicles’ performance. Today they compete on making them fuel efficient.
A similar phenomenon is happening to the IT industry, where focus is put on to lessen energy consumption instead of making faster chips. Partly due to this we have even seen a drop in, for example, processor clock speeds.

This computer chip can be powered by a potato

Hardware manufacturers are facing similar challenges as the car industry. During the automotive boom car manufacturers competed on improving their vehicles’ performance. Today they compete on making them fuel efficient.

A similar phenomenon is happening to the IT industry, where focus is put on to lessen energy consumption instead of making faster chips. Partly due to this we have even seen a drop in, for example, processor clock speeds.