Optical computer 2

using http://www.technologyreview.com/view/427781/10-ghz-optical-transistor-built-out-of-silicon/
and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13469924
and http://researcher.ibm.com/researcher/view_project.php?id=2757

—Cloud----- very strong micro pc’s used to manage inputs outputs and tasking the middle nodes aiming the ubber data lasers at nodes, providing data, and power with the same beam,

Middle — Basically millions of independent logic nodes that can be re-assigned in real time, so each node has a input stream with multiple channels, and a small CPU or ARM or GPu

Bottom–fiber optical targets for sending data out, and mirrors next to recievers, so the mirror can be aimed back up to another middle node,


similar ideas :slight_smile:

To this end, we are developing the Sesame (Simulation of Embedded System Architectures for Multi-level Exploration) framework which provides high-level modeling and simulation methods and tools for efficient system-level performance evaluation and exploration of heterogeneous MP-SoC-based embedded systems targeting the multimedia application domain. The Sesame methodology takes a designer systematically along the path from selecting candidate architectures, using analytical modeling and multi-objective optimization, to simulating these candidate architectures with our system-level simulation environment. This simulation environment subsequently allows for architectural exploration at different levels of abstraction (i.e., permits gradual refinement of the architecture performance models) while maintaining high-level and architecture independent application specifications.

Can we bring this to blender?


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Internet 3.0.

Small note here. If your thread doesn’t see any significant response after a post and a bump, chances are good that either people aren’t interested or you’re not communicating clearly. In either case, a second bump without additional information/clarification isn’t going to do much good.

Or people are still thinking, and forgot to post, or a meteor hit there country, or a chicken zombie army is eating there shrubbery…

point is,I think it may be important :slight_smile:

Do you have thoughts on the subject?

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Are you wanting to run simulations in Blenders work space for research? There are a lot of cross disciplinary terms in the second post that could be confusing. Blender is open source so the short to your question would be yes.

So what exactly is inspiring this system, a central cortex and nodes?

the second post was about a hardware design / testing algorithm

The computer iead is the issue. 100% parallel :slight_smile:

and yes mimicking a brain would be nice.,

but so would real time shadows, displacement and dynamic painting in the BGE :slight_smile:

I just want a faster PC :slight_smile:

this = no limit to expansion

There’s also an open hardware project called Parallela. They were funded on Kickstarter. I’m kind of excited to see what comes of it.



this could be interesting, but I don’t have the $$$ for the article

I wish everything was open source…

oh my… i like

if you really want the cutting edge of computing the quantum computer must be on the top of your list.

The big deal with quantum computer is that it can do multiple calculation at the same time and it can communicate at speeds that defy the speed of light.

I was watching a documentary the other day and it was talking about a connection between quantum particles that mirror each other even if there in the opossite corners of the universe. They do that completely instantenous. And scientists trying to solve the riddle how they do that since that will have profound effect in space travel , computing , communication and any other field.

The above phenomenon is called “quantum entanglement” and more info can be found here -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_entanglement

Of course from theory to actual practice there is a huge way to go but it really show that future is nothing less than fascinating. Currently quantum computers are extremely limited (can only perform very basic math) but because of its huge potential its certainly something that has gathered a lot of scientific eyes.

So in the very distant future, speed , will become irrelevant.

I know all about entanglement, it’s one of the things that peeked my interest in science,
but check out Q-Dot energy harvesting, or dusty plasma :slight_smile:
quantum computing will be amazing, but I don’t think it will happen until we get MUCH less packet loss
(loosing a quantum packet = lost quantum state?) this may not be true any more as they have been doing a lot of research in this area,
but they optical computer is only 1-2 years off,
imagine a 1000 core @ 100 Ghz comp :slight_smile:

Check this out,
you can send energy and data,with your waste heat !


yeap looks awesome, and I absolutely agree its far easier to accomplish that to quantum computer. The good news is that there are the means to get things way faster and we certainly going to see an exciting future coming our way.

I think the main problem right now is monopoly, pretty much Intel owns everything out there. And that is not good because its unlikely we see these new technologies get implemented very soon. Big companies dont like big changes :wink:

You know…when I first came up with HALIE for TFAFTD, I never thought they would come close to optically based computing.

seems it’s already nearby…now if you could just make a computer run entirely off of light instead of electricity…like HALIE.

(Yes…HALIE is a copyrighted character. No funny ideas :mad:).

Thermocrystals = capacity to transmit data as heat and ability to “focus” heat like light

mix with

and half Cpu could run on the waste of the whole cpu…

Add in a “dithering host” that broadcasts sound to all components, so a “header” or a “tag” could tell each component to listen or not, then you can send data as light, electricity, heat, and sound,

Does anyone know anyone who works in lithography of sputtering? I have a few ideas…