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+ - Future of computing not reliant on accuracy->

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Skudd writes "Computing, until now, has been reliant on accuracy and correct answers. Now, a professor at Rice University in Houston posits that the future of computing will be revolutionized by "probabilistic computing". From the article:

This afternoon, Krishna Palem, speaking at a computer science meeting in San Francisco, will announce results of the first real-world test of his probabilistic computer chip: The chip, which thrives on random errors, ran seven times faster than today's best technology while using just 1/30th the electricity.

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