Future may witness living, breathing Supercomputers: Scientists

The circuit that has been created appears to be like a road map of a well-planned city as seen from a planet

Future may witness living, breathing Supercomputers: Scientists

Zee Media Bureau/ Sumit Channa

New Delhi: Have your ever dreamt of a world with living, breathing supercomputers? In the near future, scientists may be able to create living and breathing supercomputers that depend on Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to function. They have found that ATP which provides energy to all the cells in our body, may also be able to power the future generation of supercomputers.

In a recently conducted study, scientists described a model of a biological supercomputer that has been created and can process information swiftly and accurately making use of networks similar to that of massive electronic supercomputers.

The scientists have managed to create a very complex network in a very small area. The model of this supercomputer was created by combining geometrical modeling and engineering know-how on the nano scale.

The circuit that has been created appears to be like a road map of a well-planned city as seen from a planet. It has a chip measuring about 1.5 cm square in which channels have been etched. A short string of proteins moves around the circuit in a controlled way instead of electrons propelled within a traditional microchip.

Researchers suspect that many others will come up and try to push it further, as now it is a way of successful dealing with a single problem. They are planning ways to combine this device with a conventional computer to form a hybrid device and working on varied ways to push the research further.

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