Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Yes, you read the headline correctly: an entire supercomputer in a single chip. To give you an idea of how powerful this supercomputer is, the system runs more than 100 billion operations per second. Yeah, wild stuff. One would imagine this would require lots of energy, but it really only takes a few watts, less than the amount of power a cell phone runs on. Created by electrical engineer associate professor Eugenio Culurciello, as well as other researches at Yale University, this supercomputer chip's potential applications include using it to create cars which drive themselves. Also, it could be used for just about anything else you can think of that involves motion sensing, as well as much, much more. Many of us are now fantasizing about how amazing it would be to just sit down in the car and not do anything as it drives itself to wherever you need to go. A wonderful future, indeed! Read more at the source http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/06/tech-talk-podcast-a-computer-that-could-drive-a-car/?ref=technology.