21 Total Quotes

Nathan Brookwood Quotes

Right now you have to scrunch things together, ... If you space out the components, it makes the thermal problems much easier to deal with.
Nathan Brookwood
#Problems

AMD will face tougher competition once Intel moves to the new architecture. But it's far too soon to be able to predict who's going to be ahead 18 months from now.
Nathan Brookwood
#Architecture

If someone came up with a 64-bit desktop application, then AMD would have an advantage, ... As soon as the application base on PCs demands more than 4GB to run any particular application, that's when you will start to see pressure on the desktop for 64-bit processors. But the average use for a Windows 98 configuration is just south of 128MB, so we still have several years, as that demand tends to crawl forward at around 50 to 100 percent a year.
Nathan Brookwood
#Advantage

If someone came up with a 64-bit desktop application, then AMD would have an advantage. As soon as the application base on PCs demands more than 4GB to run any particular application, that's when you will start to see pressure on the desktop for 64-bit processors. But the average use for a Windows 98 configuration is just south of 128MB, so we still have several years, as that demand tends to crawl forward at around 50 to 100 percent a year.
Nathan Brookwood
#Advantage

I don't know that Apple's market share can survive another architecture shift. Every time they do this, they lose more customers.
Nathan Brookwood
#Architecture

[As a result, AMD has a little more flexibility to boost the speed on its chips.] It gives the end-user a quick 10% boost to performance with very little effort, ... You drop in a new one and the thing runs faster.
Nathan Brookwood
#Flexibility

This is going to end the vacation that AMD and Cyrix have been having at Intel's expense at the low end (of the market),
Nathan Brookwood
#Vacation

When they did the Pentium M, they were under tight constraints on power. Now, desktop and server are facing similar kinds of constraints. It's not so much battery life as it is noise, just the physics of cooling a really hot, small chip.
Nathan Brookwood
#Power

As soon as you let up, even for a quarter or two, you're in trouble.
Nathan Brookwood
#Trouble

But here the performance per watt is dramatically better than the industry standard and that to me is an adequate motivation to consider Sun. The cores themselves may not be very elegant, but what's relevant here is whether they'll do the job companies need them to do. From what I've seen Sun plans to deliver that.
Nathan Brookwood
#Performance

If you're asking 'How do I get more done with the same amount of electrical power?' this is one of the few solutions out there. And I think there are plenty of companies in this bind that will see this as manna from heaven.
Nathan Brookwood
#Power

In the case of Japan, there was smoke and there was fire, at least according to the FTC there, and we'll see what happens to the Korean one.
Nathan Brookwood
#Fire

The digital watch was actually the first important application of CMOS technology.
Nathan Brookwood
#Technology

Multi-core is the new megahertz. If you want more performance rather than ramping up the megahertz, now it's all about ramping up the number of cores.
Nathan Brookwood
#Performance

CMOS allows high-density chips the size of a postage stamp to be cooled without exotic techniques. Without low-power CMOS technology, microprocessors would run so hot that they would literally melt.
Nathan Brookwood
#Power

I think they're getting back on track. The performance benchmarks that they demonstrated, these are all of the things Intel couldn't do last year.
Nathan Brookwood
#Performance

There are 25 years of PC industry and 40 years of computer industry history that says there is never enough performance. My article in faith is that you will never have enough computing performance for things you want to do. Having said that, there are clever software people somewhere who are thinking of even cleverer things to do.
Nathan Brookwood
#History

Intel is trailing both in terms of basic performance and performance per watt. I think by the end of the year, they can be at near parity with AMD.
Nathan Brookwood
#Performance

My expectation is that Intel's new products are definitely going to narrow the gap with AMD, and in some cases may even close the gap.
Nathan Brookwood
#Expectation

AMD's performance advantage is going to narrow in the next 6 months, and it may even reverse.
Nathan Brookwood
#Performance

Having a more intelligent quad-core, as opposed to the dual dual-core, translates to better power usage and, in theory, far better performance. The advantages are that you get a higher degree of sharing with caches and buses.
Nathan Brookwood
#Power