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Author Prodan, Lucian ♦ Udrescu, Mihai ♦ Boncalo, Oana ♦ Vladutiu, Mircea
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2007
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Dependability ♦ Embryonics ♦ Bio-inspired computing ♦ Bio-inspired digital design ♦ Emerging technologies ♦ Evolvable hardware ♦ Fault-tolerance assessment ♦ Quantum computing ♦ Reliability
Abstract As current microelectronics will reach their physical limits within the foreseeable future, emerging technologies may offer a solution for maintaining the trends to increase computing performance. Biologically-inspired and quantum computing represent two emerging technology vectors for novel computing architectures within nanoelectronics. However, potential benefits will come at the cost of increased device sensitivity to the surrounding environment. This article provides a dependability perspective over these technologies from a designer's standpoint. Maintaining or increasing the dependability of unconventional computational processes is discussed in two different contexts, a bio-inspired computing architecture (the $\textit{Embryonics}$ project) and a quantum computational architecture (the $\textit{QUERIST}$ project).
ISSN 15504832
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-07-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15504840
Journal ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 2

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