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Amorphous Computing

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Show simple item record Abelson, Harold en_US Allen, Don en_US Coore, Daniel en_US Hanson, Chris en_US Homsy, George en_US Knight, Thomas F., Jr. en_US Nagpal, Radhika en_US Rauch, Erik en_US Sussman, Gerald Jay en_US Weiss, Ron en_US 2004-10-04T14:15:23Z 2004-10-04T14:15:23Z 1999-08-29 en_US
dc.identifier.other AIM-1665 en_US
dc.description.abstract Amorphous computing is the development of organizational principles and programming languages for obtaining coherent behaviors from the cooperation of myriads of unreliable parts that are interconnected in unknown, irregular, and time-varying ways. The impetus for amorphous computing comes from developments in microfabrication and fundamental biology, each of which is the basis of a kernel technology that makes it possible to build or grow huge numbers of almost-identical information-processing units at almost no cost. This paper sets out a research agenda for realizing the potential of amorphous computing and surveys some initial progress, both in programming and in fabrication. We describe some approaches to programming amorphous systems, which are inspired by metaphors from biology and physics. We also present the basic ideas of cellular computing, an approach to constructing digital-logic circuits within living cells by representing logic levels by concentrations DNA-binding proteins. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 p. en_US
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dc.subject AI en_US
dc.subject MIT en_US
dc.subject Artificial Intelligence en_US
dc.subject biological computing en_US
dc.subject scellular computing en_US
dc.subject nanotechnology en_US
dc.subject amorphous computings en_US
dc.title Amorphous Computing en_US

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