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Power Challenges May End the Multicore Era

By Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, Emily Blem, Renée St. Amant, Karthikeyan Sankaralingam, Doug Burger

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 56 No. 2, Pages 93-102

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Tthe microprocessor industry has shifted to multicore scaling as its principal strategy for continuing performance growth. However, while transistor count increases continue, the per-transistor speed and energy efficiency improvements have slowed dramatically. 

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