- Intel promotes new low-power device technologies - Tunneling transistors and spintronic devices reduce power compared to CMOS, which is more critical than increasing speed.
- Continuing Progress in Neuromorphic Computing - Two European neuromorphic computing systems available to external users.
- Nanoscale Spin-Wave Devices - Argonne National Lab reports fast, low-power memory and logic elements using nanoscale magnets.
- HP and Memory-Abundant Computing - Hewlett Packard researchers presented novel approaches in computer architecture at IEEE Rebooting Computing Summit
- RC and Internet of Things - RC Committee Member David Mountain talks about cybersecurity, IoT, and RC.
- DRAM Defects - Local defects in memory chips may be responsible for a majority of errors in many computer systems, according to a recent study.
- How Supercomputing Can Survive Beyond Moore's Law - An Interview with Erik DeBenedictis of RC and Sandia.
- Nanotechnology Grand Challenge - Nanocomputers that can learn - RC is collaborating on a White Paper for a government-sponsored research program into small, low-power "Sensible Machines".
Nanomagnets and the Limits of Low-Power Computing
This article in IEEE Spectrum addresses the fundamental low-power limit of switching a bit, featuring a recent experimental demonstration using 100-nm nanoscale magnets. The switching energy closely approaches the theoretical limit of kTln(2), which is orders of magnitude smaller than the switching energy in conventional transistors.
The research article from the University of California at Berkeley is available here.
Ray Kurzweil on the Future of Intelligence
A conference on “The Future of Intelligence” was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in December 2015, sponsored by the Nobel Week Dialogue. The keynote speech was given by Ray Kurzweil, a renowned inventor and computer scientist who is now with Google. Kurzweil focuses on the power of exponential growth in information technology, even beyond Moore’s Law, in fundamentally changing human experience.
Other videos from the conference are available here.
- IEEE Computer Magazine on Rebooting Computing
- Thinking Outside the Chip
- Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems
- Low-Power Image Recognition Challenge
- RC-ITRS Report on the Foundation of the New Computer Industry Beyond 2020
- 3 Scenarios for Exascale Computing
- Electronics Butterfly Effect
- US Government Report on IT Research Funding
- New ITRS 2.0 Website
- New National HPC Strategy
- Future of Computer Architectures
- The Future of Exascale Computing
- Computing Needs a Reboot
- Report on Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements Workshop
- IEEE Computer Society 2014 Report on Future Computing in 2022