Thursday, 3 April 2008

I told you so!

University of Oklahoma researchers have investigated a new variant of multidimensional hypercubes as computational elements of nanocomputers: the 'M-hypercube' which could provide a higher-dimensional layout to support three-dimensional integrated circuits and the quantum properties of nanocomputers.

The unique structure of hypercubes provides a massively parallel, distributed processing architecture with simple, robust communication linkages, able to count single electrons, and allow for parallel computing, reversibility, locality, and a three-dimensional architecture.

M-hypercubes contain two types of nodes: state nodes, which are embedded on the vertices of the M-hypercubes; and transmission nodes, which are embedded in the middle of the links between state nodes. Each node can be turned on or off; the transmission nodes can isolate parts of the cube from other parts when in the off state.