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From prescriptive programming of solid-state devices to orchestrated self-organisation of informed matter

From prescriptive programming of solid-state devices to orchestrated self-organisation of informed matter
From prescriptive programming of solid-state devices to orchestrated self-organisation of informed matter
Achieving real-time response to complex, ambiguous, high-bandwidth data is impractical with conventional programming. Only the narrow class of compressible input-output maps can be specified with feasibly sized programs. Present computing concepts enforce formalisms that are arbitrary from the perspective of the physics underlying their implementation. Efficient physical realizations are embarrassed by the need to implement the rigidly specified instructions requisite for programmable systems. The conventional paradigm of erecting strong constraints and potential barriers that narrowly prescribe structure and precisely control system state needs to be complemented with a new approach that relinquishes detailed control and reckons with autonomous building blocks. Brittle prescriptive control will need to be replaced with resilient self-organisation to approach the robustness and efficiency afforded by natural systems. Structure-function self-consistency will be key to the spontaneous generation of functional architectures that can harness novel molecular and nano materials in an effective way for increased computational power.
molecular computation, programmability, nano engineering
0302-9743
0302-9743
47-55
Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Zauner, Klaus-Peter
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Ban\^atre, J.-P.
Giavitto, J.-L.
Fradet, P.
Michel, O.
Zauner, Klaus-Peter
c8b22dbd-10e6-43d8-813b-0766f985cc97
Ban\^atre, J.-P.
Giavitto, J.-L.
Fradet, P.
Michel, O.

Zauner, Klaus-Peter (2005) From prescriptive programming of solid-state devices to orchestrated self-organisation of informed matter. In, Ban\^atre, J.-P., Giavitto, J.-L., Fradet, P. and Michel, O. (eds.) Unconventional Programming Paradigms. UPP 2004. (LNCS, , (doi:10.1007/11527800_4), 3566) Unconventional Programming Paradigms: International Workshop UPP 2004 (17/09/04) Germany. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 47-55. (doi:10.1007/11527800_4).

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Abstract

Achieving real-time response to complex, ambiguous, high-bandwidth data is impractical with conventional programming. Only the narrow class of compressible input-output maps can be specified with feasibly sized programs. Present computing concepts enforce formalisms that are arbitrary from the perspective of the physics underlying their implementation. Efficient physical realizations are embarrassed by the need to implement the rigidly specified instructions requisite for programmable systems. The conventional paradigm of erecting strong constraints and potential barriers that narrowly prescribe structure and precisely control system state needs to be complemented with a new approach that relinquishes detailed control and reckons with autonomous building blocks. Brittle prescriptive control will need to be replaced with resilient self-organisation to approach the robustness and efficiency afforded by natural systems. Structure-function self-consistency will be key to the spontaneous generation of functional architectures that can harness novel molecular and nano materials in an effective way for increased computational power.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Revised, selected and invited papers
Venue - Dates: Unconventional Programming Paradigms: International Workshop UPP 2004, Le Mont Saint Michel, France, 2004-09-15 - 2004-09-17
Keywords: molecular computation, programmability, nano engineering
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 261292
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261292
ISBN: 0302-9743
ISSN: 0302-9743
PURE UUID: 4d848f95-87e6-4c47-950b-6171b6f0b85c

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2005
Last modified: 09 Dec 2019 20:14

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