Patent Awarded for Critical Speedup Technology for Nanocomputing
Blacksburg, VA (10 June 2003) - Cell Matrix Corporation, inventor of the
self-modifying Cell Matrix computing architecture, announced today a
significant performance enhancement for their reconfigurable logic. US
Patent #6,577,159 was awarded to Nicholas J. Macias and Murali D. Raju
for an "Automatic High-Speed Bypass Routing" system.
"When a cell is configured to act as a piece of wire, to simply pass one
of its inputs to an output, the cell will now detect that condition, and
activate a bypass circuit within itself" explained Nicholas Macias.
"From that point on, the input will be routed directly to the output,
bypassing all internal logic. If the switching is done mechanically, say
by moving a mercury droplet, the cell will act physically like a metal
conductor. A line of such cells thus forms a single conductor, and
signal transmission occurs at electron propogation speeds."
This enhancement increases the competitiveness of the Cell Matrix
reconfigurable architecture. "We've solved our bucket brigade problem"
says Lisa Durbeck, CEO and co-founder of Cell Matrix Corporation. "The
real advantage for Cell Matrices comes when atomic-scale synthesis is
feasible, and we can create systems containing, say, a trillion trillion
cells. The Cell Matrix architecture gives us the power to utilize that
kind of hardware, and this bypass routing system ensures we don't lose
performance from communication delays."
The patent covers numerous varieties of bypass detection and
implementation, with varying degrees of complexity and potential speedup.
Further information on Cell Matrix Corporation is available from their
web site at www.cellmatrix.com