Rescale and the Moore Law

This Wednesday March 11, 2015  the San Francisco High Performance Computing Meetup will host Joris Poort, CEO and Founder of Rescale.  He will talk about  Rescaling the Future of HPC and Simulation The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Geekdom SF, 620 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA (map

 The Moore Law

 The Moore Law is one term that should be on a first page of a booklet not yet written, The bluffer guide to performance computing, big data and cloud computing. Modeled from here.

So what is Moore Law? If you think you know the answer, you will be part of an elite. Most people don't.
  • Moore Law is a not a physical, or natural law. It is an observation, a conjecture .
  • Gordon Moore is credited in 1965 to say in a paper over the history of computing hardwarethe number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. 
  • The period is often quoted as 18 months because of Intel executive David House, who predicted that chip performance would double every 18 months (being a combination of the effect of more transistors and their being faster). number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years
  • The 2010 update to the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors predicted that growth will slow at the end of 2013,[15] however, when transistor counts and densities are to double only every three years.
In a previous presentation last month at San Francisco HPC meetup,  Dr, Horst Simon's  ( Usable Exascale and Beyond Moore's Law )  proved using TOP500 data, that Moore's law does not work anymore,

We must thank G-d that Moore Law stopped working. Now we realized  what we called  a law was sort of a casual observation. Gordon Moore larger-than-life personality - he was the founder of Intel - made us call this a lawIn retrospect, Gordon Moore created the most famous ever advertising blurb for hardware computer industry  We enshrined these empiric data to believe that bigger is better. It is a religion that affected our behavior, but now we will change.

Rescale significance

This San Francisco startup tries a different approach than adding and adding blindly transistors to an integrated circuit. They simply offer a platform via web and does not force a user computational intensive applications to buy Jurassic Park hardware.

Revolutionizing the HPC industry

The new breed of investors in San Francisco and Silicon Valley reshape the world. They change the car industry (Tesla, Apple), the taxi services (Uber), Big Data (Palantir) , currencies (bitcoin) so why not revolutionize HPC?

Joris Poort's company is a proof that this is happening. See Rescale investors These are the professionals who not only invest, they make history.

This is only the beginning. Other new HPC statups will follow.

 According to the Economist cover storyby 2020 80% of adults will have a supercomputer in their pocket.

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