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    Non-classical computing: feasible versus infeasible

    ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010

    International Academic Research Conference

    14 - 16 April 2010, The University of Edinburgh


    Paul Cockshott, Lewis Mackenzie and Greg Michaelson


    Physics sets certain limits on what is and is not computable. These limits are very far from having been reached by current technologies. Whilst proposals for hypercomputation are almost certainly infeasible, there are a number of non classical approaches that do hold considerable promise. There are a range of possible architectures that could be implemented on silicon that are distinctly different from the von Neumann model. Beyond this, quantum simulators, which are the quantum equivalent of analogue computers, may be constructable in the near future.


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