Biological Supercomputer, Montreal – Recently scientists made a statement and give details which are really amazing about a biological supercomputer that is extremely revolutionary for our era. The computer is powered by our body with the help of a substance named as adenosine triphosphate. The adenosine triphosphate i.e., ATP enables body to transfer the energy while they are inside of our cells. This makes the supercomputers tiny protein strings that are located in the semiconductors’ lieu as well as on the other parts of a microchip. The difference of this supercomputer is the size of it. It is almost as big as a regular book while the other supercomputers are big enough to fill a large room. The new supercomputer has all the same skills with its giant sized brothers. Another issue that regular supercomputers face is the overheating problem which is not valid in the new one since it is extremely energy efficient due to its size and energy source. The research carried out in the McGill University of Canada and it seems like the University is proud of what they have invented. Most of the people believe that these kinds of supercomputers are capable to change the world with the things they will provide.
An international team of researchers have designed and built a model biological supercomputer powered by adenosine triphosphate, or ATP — a biochemical sometimes called a “molecular unit of currency” because it enables the transfer of energy inside cells.
Instead of synthetic semiconducting circuitry etched atop a microchip, the newly developed model bio-supercomputer features tiny strings of protein powered by ATP.
The system mimics the basic mathematical functionality of supercomputers, but at a much smaller size. Most supercomputers are massive. The model developed by computer scientist Dan Nicolau and his partners is roughly the size of a book.
Biological Supercomputer or Quantum Computers
Because it is powered by biological agents, it uses far less energy and doesn’t overheat.
The model isn’t perfect, but scientists believe its supercomputing potential is immense.
“Now that this model exists as a way of successfully dealing with a single problem, there are going to be many others who will follow up and try to push it further, using different biological agents, for example,” Nicolau, a computer scientists at McGill University in Canada, explained in a press release.
Though building a more complete supercomputer exclusively out of biological components remains the goal, hybridization may be necessary for more immediate success.
“One option for dealing with larger and more complex problems may be to combine our device with a conventional computer to form a hybrid device,” Nicolau added. “Right now we’re working on a variety of ways to push the research further.”
The model is detailed in the latest issue of the journal PNAS.
Scientists Unveil First Ever Biological Supercomputer
Canadian scientists have apparently opened the door to the world of biological supercomputers: this week they unveiled a prototype of a potentially revolutionary unit – as small as a book, energy-efficient with extreme mathematical capabilities and which, importantly, does not overheat.
The bio supercomputer, which the team of developers refers to as a prototype, because it still needs some work done on it, will open the doors to the creation of future biological supercomputers that are not only small but also more sustainable.