Molecular Cellular Networks: A Non von Neumann Architecture for Molecular Electronics - Craig Lent: 2016 International Conference on Rebooting Computing

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The two fundamental limitations of the present computing paradigm are power dissipation from transistor switching and the architectural von Neumann bottleneck that segregates processing from memory. We examine a cellular architecture which radically intermixes memory and processing, and which is based on a transistor-less approach to representing binary information using the arrangement of charge within the molecule. Representing bits by molecular configuration, rather than a current switch, yields the limits of functional density and low power dissipation. Matching a new computational element to a new architectural framework could enable general purpose computing to evolve along a new roadmap.

Craig Lent delivers a talk on molecular cellular networks, at ICRC 2016.

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