Simple + parallel + local = cellular computing

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In recent years we are witness to a growing number of researchers who are interested in novel computational systems based on principles that are entirely different than those of classical computers. Though coming from disparate domains, their work shares a common computational philosophy, which I call cellular computing. Basically, cellular computing is a vastly parallel, highly local computational paradigm, with simple cells as the basic units of computation. It aims at providing new means for doing computation in a more efficient manner than other approaches (in terms of speed, cost, power dissipation, information storage, quality of solutions), while potentially addressing much larger problem instances than was possible before-at least for some application domains. This paper provides a qualitative exposition of the cellular computing paradigm, including sample applications and a discussion of some of the research issues involved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN 1998 - 5th International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540650784, 9783540650782
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN 1998 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Sep 199830 Sep 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1498 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN 1998


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