The Future : Reconfigurable Computing
Intel tackled the problem with a two-pronged approach. They first increased their bus speeds which provided a nice boost in speed. It also had the whole industry following with faster RAM, hard drives and anything else that could be sped up! They then implemented Hyper-Threading in their processors but this required software to be rewritten or optimized to make use of it. Isn't there a better way to speed up our computers substantially?
Yes, there is! It is a little off the beaten path but it may be the future of computing.
Today, we will take a look at this completely different approach to computing called reconfigurable computing!