#homecmos IRC log for Monday, 2013-05-20

berndji wonder if there'll be a "next stage" in the bitcoin mining arms race12:33
berndjthe asic miners can't be *that* far behind the state of the art in feature sizes12:33
berndjso moore's law might give us bigger mining chips, but i guess they'd also use more power, so there seems to be an equilibrium there12:34
berndjactually, what does power consumption per gate per unit area look like as a function of feature size? is it still decreasing as we scale down, or has it started increasing again?12:35
berndj(leakage becoming a bigger factor at smaller feature sizes)12:36
Syncwell I guess that the asics are pretty large12:38
Syncotherwise they would be much more expensive12:38
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