September 14, 2017 Nicole Hemsoth
We have heard much about the concept of dark silicon but there is a separate, related companion to this idea.
Dark bandwidth is a term that is being bandied about to describe the major inefficiencies of data movement. The idea of this is not unknown or new, but some of the ways the problem is being tackled present new practical directions as the emphasis on system balance over pure performance persists.
As ARM Research architect, Jonathan Beard describes it, the way systems work now is a lot like ordering a tiny watch battery online and having it delivered in a …Read more