Non-Classical Computing: Feasible Versus Infeasible

Cockshott, W.P., Mackenzie, L. and Michaelson, G. (2010) Non-Classical Computing: Feasible Versus Infeasible. In: ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010, Edinburgh, UK, 14-16 April 2010,

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Physics sets certain limits on what is and is not computable. These limits are very far from having been reached by current technologies. Whilst proposals for hypercomputation are almost certainly infeasible, there are a number of non classical approaches that do hold considerable promise. There are a range of possible architectures that could be implemented on silicon that are distinctly different from the von Neumann model. Beyond this, quantum simulators, which are the quantum equivalent of analogue computers, may be constructable in the near future.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mackenzie, Dr Lewis and Cockshott, Dr William
Authors: Cockshott, W.P., Mackenzie, L., and Michaelson, G.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:computer vision
Copyright Holders:Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); British Computer Society
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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