Researchers from the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a highly energy-efficient computing platform.
Story so far: In comparison to the present metal-oxide conductors (CMOS) circuit-based chips, the researchers have created a computing platform that is 93 times faster and 47 times more energy-efficient. Instead of using the common CMOS, they were able to accomplish this by using parts known as memristors. Memristors have the benefit of being able to compute and store data.
- The computing platform’s physical footprint has also shrunk by 9%, taking up less space.
Current computing platforms: Data must be physically kept separately in the present computing architectures based on CMOS, which is an issue. As a result, the back and forth between the platform and data clusters consumes a lot of energy and reduces the efficiency of CMOS-based circuits. Additionally, it consumes a lot more computational power.