Press Release
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.
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