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Windows 7: The First Plastic Computer Processor

25 Mar 2011   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
The First Plastic Computer Processor

The processor can so far run only one simple program of 16 instructions. The commands are hardcoded into a second foil etched with plastic circuits that can be connected to the processor to "load" the program. This allows the processor to calculate a running average of an incoming signal, something that a chip involved in processing the signal from a sensor might do, says Genoe. The chip runs at a speed of six hertz-on the order of a million times slower than a modern desktop machine-and can only process information in eight-bit chunks at most, compared to 128 bits for modern computer processors.
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26 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

8Hz? 8-bit? Yeah, well, otherwise, the chip would be melting under the heat.
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26 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I don't find this very amazing. Except for the fact that it actually works.
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27 Mar 2011   #4

Win 7 64, Vista64

Not really Impressive when you consider that researchers have been working on "Bio" cell based processing for quite some time.

This is but one example of what they are working on for many years now.

More along the lines of this-

but that is a very simplistic view of what is being worked on, and the uses they will be used in.
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27 Mar 2011   #5
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Windows 7

puny maybe - but the further development of nanotechnology and the potential conductive properties in plastics is huge.

we can replace rare and limited resources with enhanced plastics for computing - it's use in mobile devices and medicine would have potential
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28 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit

Quantum computing, biological processing, wohoo! How exciting!
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