"Reversible/Adiabatic Classical Computation An Overview" (Rebooting Computing)

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Dr. Frank reviewed approaches to classical computing (not quantum computing) known as Adiabatic and Reversible Computing. Both of these are general approaches to reducing the switching power of computer circuits, trading off speed and complexity. Adiabatic computing reduces power dissipated in resistors, instead temporarily storing power in inductors and capacitors. Reversible computing can in principle go further, to completely eliminate power dissipation. While adiabatic computing can be applied to conventional CMOS technology, power reductions may be somewhat limited. Novel alternative technologies such as Quantum Dot Cellular Automata and superconducting circuits may be more amenable to power reduction, but are much less developed.

This is a review of Adiabatic and Reversible Computing. Both of these are general approaches to reducing the switching power of computer circuits, trading off speed and complexity.

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