Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 10:32 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "A computer chip that performs calculations using probabilities, instead of binary logic, could accelerate everything from online banking systems to the flash memory in smart phones and other gadgets. Rewriting some fundamental features of computer chips, Lyric Semiconductor has unveiled its first "probability processor," a silicon chip that computes with electrical signals that represent chances, not digital 1s and 0s."
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by Nagilum on Thu 19th Aug 2010 12:04 UTC
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We haven't even figured out a way to get programs to behave the intended way with a CPU that does exactly what you tell it to and they want us to write code for a CPU with probabilistic behavior?
The only use I can currently think of is generating random numbers. But only in the form a a few special instructions in an otherwise ordinary CPU.

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