Given how things are going these days, saying that the world just smarter feels very good. But what does it mean?
It means IBM just anounced a technological breakthrough that will enable us to squeeze a lot more transistors onto a silicon wafer. That, in turn, will make it possible to design and build faster computers and/or computers thta use far less power.
IBM pegs the gains at either 40 percent better performance at the same power, or 75 percent reduction in power at the same efficiency.
Pretty cool! Bring on the self-driving cars!