Interesting hardware and computer intellect
ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 22:07:35 CDT 2007
> Jason McBrien wrote:
>> It's genetic/cellular automata style computation. It cycles through
>> logic configurations until it finds the optimal setup. The bad news is
>> it means that the "compile" cycles could take a while. The good news
>> is once
>> an optimal algorithm is found, it's saved for later. This scheme should
>> theoretically work well for compute-intensive operations, especially
>> requiring lots of variables, such as DSP and fluid dynamics.
> They have had that years ago -- And star treks's computers even had
> blinking lights.
> But oddly you made me wonder about a FPGA system can handle the problem
> since most problems off hand don't seem to be integer math, rather floating
> point of some sort. I just don't trust the words computer science uses
> not the algorithms.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by that last sentence.
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