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Feature Article

Near-Threshold Computing

This online article in Semiconducting Engineering features “Near-Threshold Computing,” whereby the transistors operate at reduced voltage near the threshold for switching. This can sharply reduce system power, which is critical for applications such as mobile computing and the Internet of Things. The device speed may be reduced somewhat, but that may be acceptable for some applications. However, this also increases device variability and reliability, which must be properly modeled by the design tools. To optimize power reduction, the reduced-voltage must apply to both logic and memory circuits. While these approaches have been known for some time, they are now becoming more widespread in a variety of applications.

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Technology Spotlight

Technology Spotlight

The Machine: The Future of Computing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is promoting their new Memory-Driven Computer System known as “The Machine”, which they argue will revolutionize computing. Using hundreds of petabytes (~ 1017) of fast universal memory, this will enable more effective access and analysis of Big Data, with greater energy efficiency, speed, security, and convenience.

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For further information on “The Machine” see here.