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