Ray Kurzweil has shown that our technology is now doubling its capabilities every year. This exponential growth in the form of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, 32768, 65536, 131072, 262144, 524288, 1048576, etc. clearly shows that though the pace begins slowly, there is massive change packed into the last few years of any sample period of time. In other words, it sneaks up on you. Computer processing power will increase 1000+ fold during the next decade, one million fold over the next two decades, and a billion fold in three decades. Considering the current power of our computers, a billion-fold increase in computational power is almost unimaginable. This will lead to presently unimaginable applications for this abundance of inexpensive computer power. As processing power grows, the mass and volume of physical material required will also shrink significantly. These trends have steadily progressed at a slowly increasing, exponential pace since before the first electronic computer, and will continue until we run hard up against the atom (and ultimately the Singularity.)
Smaller than both of its predecessors, the minicomputer and microcomputer, the term “nanocomputer” refers simply to a computer constructed of nanometer-scale components. An entire nanocomputer itself may be microscopic. The only technology that is required to build nanocomputers, once again, is the molecular assembler.
Nanocomputers are expected to become the logical successors to today’s microcomputers/microprocessors. In a continuation of long-standing Moore’s Law, the nanoprocessor would far extend the capabilities of current day computer processors, enabling a vast range of new applications. Nanocomputers will be far smaller, faster and more capable than today’s microcomputers. LEARN MORE
AMD said the world’s fastest CPU is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, which runs at a base speed of 3.4 GHz and a boost speed of 4 GHz. It comes in with a Cinebench benchmark score that ranges from 2,900 to 3,100, depending on the system and its overclocking, or how much it is revved beyond the usual spec. Those are varied scores, but they show that AMD is competitive with Intel for the speed crown for the first time since 2006. (Another 100 reviews are expected to hit today from overclockers, and AMD expects even better results).