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Intel Researches Tech to Prepare for a Future Beyond Today's PCs


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Intel is researching a future beyond today's PCs and servers.

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says his company is investigating and investing in technologies that promise to transcend the computing capabilities of current PCs and servers, such as quantum and neuromorphic computing.

Such exploration is necessary to survival as silicon chips approach their physical performance limits.

Finding an alternative to the Von Neumann model of computing is essential as storage and memory become bottlenecks in chips.

Neuromorphic chips patterned after the human brain could help computers make decisions based on patterns and associations.

Meanwhile, quantum systems could potentially tap quantum bits' ability to perform multiple simultaneous calculations for powerful computing applications.

Intel's plan to expand into markets such as high-performance computing and data centers is gradually changing its chip-making process, and the company anticipates a massive generation of data from autonomous vehicles and other sources. These technologies' need for edge processing could give neuromorphic and quantum chips credibility.

From IDG News Service
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