Factors influening harware development
Posted on 2004-11-19
I've been given a min 25 page report to write at Uni, i've opted to write about the factors which influence hardware development. So i intend writing about things like:
*slow access speeds influencing the drive for improved data transfer rate in HDD (ATA -> SATA -> ?)
*the constant demand for more raw processing power and the almost constant strive for increased miniaturisation and ultimately more components etc on a chip
* etc, essentially what bottlenecks/hindrances have existed or still exist that have been picked up on by hardware manufacturers/developers/researchers that have in turn affected the 'current state of the art' / what are the limitations bottlenecks of existing hardware
I'm not after answers! What i'm after is any links (i have to reference my material) to sites which discuss such issues or any papers/abstracts etc.
I am of course looking myself but need to cast the net wider. I know a little, but need specific material to refer to and obviously need to read a lot of stuff, i only have 500 points to give and will have to share them amongst the best 2/3.
Hope you can help - Any help much appreciated!