Chaos-based Processors Could Be Solution To Moore’s Law Hurdles
We recently talked about AMD and Intel’s debate regarding Moore’s Law being dead or not. Here we see that it affects us still. North Carolina State University might have the answer to making smaller yet faster computer chips. Long story short, computer circuits have been enabled to allow them to be programmed to perform different tasks using an analog non-linear circuit with a digital interface. These chaos-based processors can get more done out of less.
Researchers have come to the conclusion that 100 million of their new non-linear chaotic transistors could perform the tasks done by 3 billion traditional electronic transistors. So you can see how drastically Chaos-based processors work better. In their press release, the researchers have talked about how Chaos-based processors could be the answer to Moore’s law hurdles.
Behnam Kia, senior research scholar in physics at NC State stated:
“In current processors, you don’t utilize all the circuitry on the processor all the time, which is wasteful,”
“Our design allows the circuit to be rapidly morphed and reconfigured to perform a desired digital function in each clock cycle.”
So you can see here how more can be achieved using chaos theory and non-linear transistor circuits. This alternative approach for computing is also compatible with the exiting technology.
“…is compatible with existing technology and utilizes the same fabrication process and CAD tools as existing computer chips, which could aid commercial adoption”
“We are nearing commercial size and power and ease of programming in our evolving designs that could well be of significant commercial relevance within a few months”
As is always the case, there will be people that will have their doubt about the Chaos-based processors but this seems to be closer to realization than what you might think and it seems that the people at North Carolina State University might have figured it out.