August 7, 2022
The limits of physics and economics that prevent massive chips from increasing

The limits of physics and economics that prevent massive chips from increasing

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Container ships of up to 400 meters in length travel through international waterways, such as the Suez Canal

When the Ever Ace – one of the world’s largest container ships – left Yantian port, China, on August 14, 2021, maneuvering cautiously across the South China Sea, it set out to set a new world record.

So far, no other ship has carried such a large volume of containers – the equivalent of 21,710 6-meter (20 ft) containers!

The Ever Ace, 399.9 meters long and 61.5 meters wide, is huge, but there are dozens of similarly sized container ships sailing today. And more is being built.

Two of these ships, stacked vertically, will be roughly the height of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.