Is hardware innovation over?

@article{Arvind2010IsHI,
  title={Is hardware innovation over?},
  author={Arvind},
  journal={HPCA - 16 2010 The Sixteenth International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-1}
}
My colleagues, promotion committees, research funding agencies and business people often wonder if there is need for any architecture research. There seems to be no room to dislodge Intel IA-32. Even the number of new Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) seems to be declining each year, because of the ever-increasing development cost. This viewpoint ignores another reality which is that the future will be dominated by mobile devices such as smart phones and the infrastructure… CONTINUE READING

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