Nano, Quantum and Molecular Computing: Implications to High Level Design and Validation (Solid Mechanics & Its Applications) by Sandeer K. Shukla (Editor), R. Iris Bahar (Editor)
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (November 16, 2005) | ISBN-10: 1402080670 | PDF | 5,9 Mb | 380 pages
One of the grand challenges in the nano-scopic computing era is guarantees of robustness. Robust computing system design is confronted with quantum physical, probabilistic, and even biological phenomena, and guaranteeing high reliability is much more difficult than ever before. Scaling devices down to the level of single electron operation will bring forth new challenges due to probabilistic effects and uncertainty in guaranteeing 'zero-one' based computing. Minuscule devices imply billions of devices on a single chip, which may help mitigate the challenge of uncertainty by replication and redundancy. However, such device densities will create a design and validation nightmare with the shear scale.