Sunday, December 09, 2007

A Supercomputer on Chip

A Supercomputer of the Size of Chip

Yes its Strange but a near possibility in about 5-10 years if every thing goes right. We always heard of memory going the chip way but now we hear of Supercomputer on chip. How it is made possible. Well by using optical signals than electric ones using electro – optical modulators. The speed of data transfer would increase by a factor of 100 and the energy expended would decrease by a factor of 10. Size would be 10-1000 times smaller than a typical super computer of today.

So data intensive applications requiring mission critical speed would be made possible at a miniature level saving on space and power consumption.

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