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Bing gets a performance boost from reconfigurable chips

John Ribeiro | June 18, 2014
Microsoft is planning to use programmable chips to boost the performance of the servers for its Bing search engine, by accelerating certain services using these devices.

"We conclude that distributed reconfigurable fabrics are a viable path forward as increases in server performance level off, and will be crucial at the end of Moore's Law for continued cost and capability improvements," the researchers wrote. The law is named after Intel's cofounder Gordon Moore who observed that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit would double every two years.

 

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