Modern computers for supply chain - Lecture 4.1


00:17 Introduction
03:35 Orders of Magnitude
06:55 Stages of Supply Chain Optimization
12:17 The S-Curves of hardware
15:52 The story so far
17:34 Auxiliary sciences
20:25 Modern computers
20:57 Latency 1/2
27:15 Latency 2/2
30:37 Compute, clock speed
36:36 Compute, pipelining, 1/3
39:11 Compute, pipelining, 2/3
40:27 Compute, pipelining, 3/3
46:36 Compute, superscalar 1/2
49:55 Compute, superscalar 2/2
56:45 Memory 1/3
01:00:42 Memory 2/3
01:06:43 Memory 3/3
01:11:13 Data storage 1/2
01:14:06 Data storage 2/2
01:18:36 Bandwidth
01:23:20 Conclusion
01:27:33 4.1 Modern computers for supply chain - Questions?

Description

Modern supply chains require computing resources to operate just like motorized conveyor belts require electricity. Yet, sluggish supply chain systems remain ubiquitous, while the processing power of computers has increased by a factor greater than 10,000x since 1990. A lack of understanding of the fundamental characteristics of modern computing resources - even among IT or data science circles - goes a long way in explaining this state of affairs. The software design underlying the numerical recipes shouldn’t antagonize the underlying computing substrate.