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Moore's Law: the Technology Incentive

Will the evolution of the classical computer continue at the same pace as before?

The number of transistors in a CPU continues to increase. Famously, the exponential pace of this growth over the last several decades is called Moore’s Law. What is the current status of Moore’s Law? Will the size of the transistor continue to shrink indefinitely? Can we maintain this pace for the next few years, or even a few decades? The limit of the law may be close; the size of the smallest feature is only a few times the size of a silicon atom.

Even as this growth in density slows, a great deal of room for innovation in computer systems remains. One alternative approach to making large advances in computational capabilities, at least for some problems, is quantum computing.

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Also you can find a PDF version of all the steps in Thai, Japanese and English including scripts in the DOWNLOADS section of the first step of the each week. The file for the Week 1 is available in the Step 1.1.

[NOTE in JAPANESE] 全てのビデオは日本語字幕をオンにして視聴することができます。ビデオ開始後右下に出るピンクのマークで言語を選択してください。また、第1週のコンテンツの日本語版PDFは、Step 1.1の一番下にある DOWNLOAD というセクションにございますのでご利用ください。

[NOTE in Thai] เนื้อหาในวิดีโอทั้งหมดมีคำบรรยายภาษาไทย
ผู้เรียนสามารถเลือกคำบรรยายภาษาไทยได้จากเครื่องหมายด้านขวาล่างของวิดีโอ หลังจากที่วิดีโอเริ่มเล่น
สำหรับเนื้อหาภาษาไทยของสัปดาห์ที่ 1 ผู้เรียนสามารถดาวน์โหลดได้จากหน้าโฮมเพจ Step 1.1 ในส่วน






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