L. Gammaitoni speaks at THE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT, London, 24-25 SEPTEMBER 2015.


Toward zero-power computing

Present computers consume too much energy, producing a large amount of heat during computation. This condition is limiting the development of future, more powerful computers and constitutes a bottleneck for the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) scenario. How can we dramatically lower the energy consumption of computing? What is the minimum energy required by a computing device? Can we build a computer that operates without spending any energy at all?

These questions today have new answers and “zero-power computing” has left the pure speculations to enter physics laboratories. In the meantime we discovered that what we though to know about reversible computing is wrong…

L. Gammaitoni speaks at THE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 24-25 SEPTEMBER 2015