On 20/09/13 09:11, Peter Reutemann wrote:
'Perhaps the most hotly anticipated event at
LinuxCon was this
morning's kernel developer panel featuring none other than Linux
creator Linus Torvalds.
Moore's Law has been an exponential phenomenon, exceeded only by the
rate of increase of CPU, memory and disk-sucking bloat in the software.
It's always annoyed me to put down hard cash on fresh hardware, then
enjoy reasonably good performance for a year or so, only to have the
self-same hardware slow down to the point of near-uselessness, more and
more with each software upgrade.
The end of Moore's Law might not be a bad thing. For one thing, it will
bring in a new era of optimisation. For another, it will have positive
environmental effects, with more computation per kilowatt hour, and less
hardware turnover. It will push developers into giving their stacks a
good cleanout, refurbishing them into simple and elegant frameworks,
rather than adding yet more resource-wasting layers.