IBM Experimenting to Make the Smallest Computer in the World

Published By : 20 Mar 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

As per recent reports, IBM is working hard to make the world’s first smallest computer, which could have a size equal to a grain of sand.

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In the ever-developing field of computing, IBM is working on creating the first ever smallest computer which could be so small that it would probably fit in a pack of sugar, without even being noticed. These tiny computers could probably be used to track medications, authenticate products, track defense and weapon systems, and many other processes. From a size perspective, the computer could be as large as a 1mm x 1mm square. But, it certainly would have the power coursing through a few hundred transistors, a small RAM, a solar cell, and a communications module.

This micro-computer an easily be placed on a person’s fingertip, and could also be implanted in people to monitor and detect actions happening inside the body, thus contributing towards better disease detection in the field of medicine. In contrast, this computer can also be used for spying and for military purposes wherein a considerable stealth mode could be needed. This computer mainly has evolved from IBM’s crypto anchor program, which makes use of a variety of methods to produce high quality watermarks for product verification. In this way, genuine products can be readily distinguished from fake products by using these computers.

According to IBM, this computer is also expected to process blockchain capability, thus opening up several avenues wherein it could be used for tracking monitoring cryptocurrency transactions. Regarding the cost, IBM would certainly make these micro-computers substantially less expensive, so that its availability and reach can be expanded all over the world. This computer can not only be used for product verification, medical detection, and covert applications, but it can also be used for domestic purposes. Making small calculations, sensing environmental conditions, and connecting with other devices to communicate are some of the main purposes.

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