A new principle of computing and computers is emerging: the analogic cellular computer. Its architecture, the CNN Universal Machine, is now implemented in several different physical forms and the first practical experiments exhibit breathtaking frame rate and computing power. Several `Kilo real-time video' frame rate (more than 10,000 frames per second) and TeraOPS computing power on a 1 cm2 CMOS (0.5 micron) chip were measured. In this review article, the systems aspects and the new directions in this field are considered. A new world of software and a new notion of computing are taking ground. The possibility of software in optical computing becomes feasible. Likewise, programming on atomic and molecular scale implementations may be possible. Hence, photons and molecules may be used for signal representation in these analogic computers.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2000|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2000 6th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Network and their Applications (CNNA 2000) - Catania, Italy|
Duration: May 23 2000 → May 25 2000
|Other||Proceedings of the 2000 6th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Network and their Applications (CNNA 2000)|
|Period||5/23/00 → 5/25/00|
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