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Scientists create energy efficient bio supercomputer

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Toronto, Feb 28: Scientists have created an energy efficient biological supercomputer that is able to process information very quickly and accurately using parallel networks in the same way that massive electronic supercomputers do. The model of bio supercomputer, which opens doors to creation of biological supercomputers that are not only small but also more sustaible, was created by an intertiol team of researchers led by professor Dan Nicolau from Cada’s McGill University. According to an article, published recently in the jourl Proceedings of the tiol Academy of Sciences, the supercomputer is a whole lot smaller than current supercomputers, uses much less energy, and uses proteins present in all living cells to function. “We’ve maged to create a very complex network in a very small area,” said professor Nicolau. He began working on the idea with his son, Dan Jr., more than a decade ago and was then joined by colleagues from Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands, some seven years ago. “This started as a back of an envelope idea, after too much rum I think, with drawings of what looked like small worms exploring mazes,” professor Nicolau added. The model bio-supercomputer uses a combition of geometrical modelling and engineering knowhow (on the no scale). It is a first step, in showing that this kind of biological supercomputer can actually work. (IANS)

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