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> The I/O gap is huge. Amin says it has to get solved, if it doesn’t then we’ll stop innovating.

I can imagine you can solve the throughput problem with relative ease, but the speed of light limits latency at a fundamental level, so proximity will always win there.

I tend to think that storage speed/density tech rather than networking is where the true innovations will eventually need to happen for datacenters. You can treat a datacenter as a computer, but you can't ignore the fact that light takes longer to travel from one end of a DC to another than it would from one end of a microchip.

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