Jim Keller: Brand new CPU architecture is needed every five years
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 12 2020 @ 15:57 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
In an interview with Lex Fridman, rockstar CPU architect Jim Keller voiced his opinion that AMD and Intel should present a new CPU architecture every three years, and ideally start from scratch every five years. Keller says that at the moment, there's a tendency to wait about ten years to overhaul the CPU architecture. He sees this as too slow and wants to make an effort to change this. Keller is currently working at Intel and the fruits of his labor are expected in 2023, at the earliest.
Jim Keller, during an hour and a half of the interview, discussed the conditions necessary for Intel’s success in the field of creating new architectures. Keller said that in today’s reality, a new architecture should be presented every three years, but ideally every five years it should be created from scratch. Now, that kind of radical renewal happens every ten years and Jim is ready to make an effort to change this.
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