ADA Center Director Valeria Bertacco was recently interviewed by EE Times on how as Moore's Law may be ending, many developers are turning to specialized chips to improve performance. We "are just seeing the beginning" of this trend, she said.
"Today, we have five or six types of specialized processors, but in five to 10 years that may turn into 100," Bertacco said. "This finer grain of specialization brings the potential to develop processors that can handle applications that are difficult for today’s hardware, such as the complicated graph-based computations needed to analyze social networks."
“Scaling silicon is not the only way to get lower power and better performance. It was just the easiest way until 10 years ago.”
Read the complete article at EE Times.