Because 0.1 exaflops is still "exascale", but not "exaflops"...
TFA is a bit light on details, but (having heard of GaN before), it is good at handling large voltages/currents, and they are probably talking about more efficient power supplies (saving 20%, apparently), not replacing Si in logic chips. Or maybe integrating power conversion onto processor die itself, but the latter is still made of good old CMOS. Currently, from what I've heard, a good chunk of pins on your processor are used to supply power -- if you think of it, 30W processor with 3V bias needs to get 10A of current.
It's not obsolete if it's still capable of performing its function within specifications.
The ability to *alter* it to match *new* specifications should be taken into account (if it's written in a language no one speaks any more), but that doesn't prevent it from functioning.
Systems that have to deal with altered specifications because the environment around (physical or virtual) them changes can become obsolete faster than systems that are disconnected from their environment.
Note: That's an excellent reason to keep your systems disconnected from the environment.
For a change, his were not... He is basically Russian Zuckerberg, made his fortunes on Internet businesses...
There are more women working at MS that women contributing to the Linux community.
Agreed, I think that we are saying the same thing -- measured in time or in silver prices stay the same (after all, someone has to spend time to mine that silver).
The real question is, where did productivity gains go? Probably "regressively redistributed" to top 1% and away from you and me... Too bad!