[PLUG-TALK] Computation capacity versus time

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Wed Apr 15 23:03:41 PDT 2009

I am looking for a graphic to add to my server-sky talk - I would
like a plot of the growth of total world CPU instructions per
second, versus time in years. 

I.E., if in 1980 there were 10 million CPUs running at an average
of 10MIPS, and in 2000 there were 800 million CPUs running at an
average of 500 MIPS, then the data points would be 1E14 IPS in
1980 and 5E17 IPS in 2000 (those numbers are made-up examples,
BTW).  There are graphs out there for fastest CPU, and for number
of PCs sold, but it is multiplying the two is problematic.

Any suggestions?


Keith Lofstrom          keithl at keithl.com         Voice (503)-520-1993
KLIC --- Keith Lofstrom Integrated Circuits --- "Your Ideas in Silicon"
Design Contracting in Bipolar and CMOS - Analog, Digital, and Scan ICs

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