Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2021
Monday–Friday, March 15–19, 2021; Virtual; Time Zone: Central Daylight Time, USA
Session E17: Stochastic Thermodynamics of Biological and Artificial Information Processing - I
8:00 AM–10:36 AM,
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Sponsoring Units: GSNP DCOMP
Chair: David Wolpert, Santa Fe Inst
Abstract: E17.00008 : Use of Carnot’s Engine and Bernoulli’s Pump to identify efficiency of information processing for computing beyond Moore's Law
9:48 AM–10:00 AM
Our analysis will further demonstrate that energy can be recovered in an information processing cycle, when the computed state is brought back to the initial state. Since these gates form a complete basis for binary logic, it is possible to use arbitrarily low energy for information processing. We will also explore possibilities of reversible computing from this perspective. Similar to the design of heat engines, we hope that this framework will help in evaluating efficiences of different architectures such as analogue/network/bio-inspired systems by comparisons with a limiting ideal computing engine.
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