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Our lives have suddenly been forced into the core of the digital world this year. We are still able to work and socialise globally because of the advancement in technology. Despite the situation we are in today, scientists will continue to advance the technology to aid the human race.

As part of the Technology That Matters series, SMART and SGInnovate have invited MIT Professors to share their technologies. There will be fireside chats and panel discussions! Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with MIT Professors.

The miniaturisation of semiconductor transistors has driven the growth in computer performance for more than 50 years. As miniaturisation approaches its limits, bringing an end to Moore’s law, performance gains will need to come from software, algorithms, and hardware. We refer to these technologies as the “Top” of the computing stack to distinguish them from the traditional technologies at the “Bottom”: semiconductor physics and silicon-fabrication technology.

In the post-Moore era, the Top will provide substantial performance gains, but these gains will be opportunistic, uneven, and sporadic, and they will suffer from the law of diminishing returns. Big system components offer a promising context for tackling the challenges of working at the Top.

Moore's Law