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Computers 1967-2011: a personal perspective. Part 4. Moore’s Law and Molecules.

Friday, October 28th, 2011
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Moore’s law describes a long-term trend in the evolution of computing hardware, and it is often interpreted in terms of processing speed. Here I chart this rise in terms of the size of computable molecules. By computable I mean specifically how long it takes to predict the geometry of a given molecule using a quantum mechanical procedure.