Re: further newsbit on those new IBM transistors

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Jun 26 2001 - 11:44:16 MDT

Dani Eder wrote:
> You need to keep clear the distinction between the
> transistor switching speed, which may be 100 GHz,
> and the chip clock speed, which is the transistor
> speed divided by the number of transistors in series
> involved in one clock cycle. The very shortest
> cycle would be a flip-flop type oscillator, which
> would take 2 transistors. More typically it would
> take 5-10 transistors in series to complete a logic
> operation.

What's the actual switching speed of a modern-day transistor in a 1GHz

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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