In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits would double every other year for the foreseeable future. His prediction, now known as Moore’s Law, has proved remarkably durable but is nearing the end of its useful life.
As a result, the world will need new technologies to keep pace with exploding data volumes and insatiable demand for the insights that data contains. “Can we continue to kick the can down the road?” asked Kirk Bresniker, chief architect for Hewlett Packard Labs, at the company’s recent Discover conference in Las Vegas. “No, we really need to have this conversation now.”
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has invested significant resources in developing three primary alternatives to traditional computing architecture: neuromorphic computing, photonic computing, and its keystone technology, Memory-Driven Computing (MDC). All three technologies have been successfully tested in prototype devices, but MDC is at center stage.