A new article from W.I.R.E.D., titled ‘The unbelievable Zombie Comeback of Analog Computing’ states that a new generation of analog computers will change the world of computing drastically and forever.
The design of today’s digital computers is based on the ‘Von Neumann architecture’. For each calculation, the computer needs to shuttle data back and forth between CPU and memory which is highly inefficient.
Progress in neuroscience and the design of neuromorphic systems based on analog chips will replicate the intellectual capacity of the human brain.
With far less power, substantially less heat and better performance, analog computing might indeed challenge today’s dominance of digital computing.MORE COMMENT