Scientists claim they built the computer that never crashes.


What do you feel whenever your computer crashes? When this black or blue screen of death appears? When you see the annoying notifications? Well, scientists from the University College London claim via New Scientist that they created a new "systemic" computer that is fundamentally different from the computers we use now. What does the computer that you have in the office, in your hand do? Drags functions from the memory, works with them and stores the result back into the memory until the next pass. The computer processor does not do multitasking. It can not do many tasks simultaneously, it simply "appears" that it does.

But the new computer invented at University College, can link data with instructions on what to do with them and distinguishes the different effects on different computer systems. What? Not all the work is done, linearly in the processors and sequentially in memory? No.

What do the scientists say:

"Each system has a memory containing context-sensitive data that means it can only interact with other, similar systems. Rather than using a program counter, the systems are executed at times chosen by a pseudorandom number generator, designed to mimic nature's randomness. The systems carry out their instructions simultaneously, with no one system taking precedence over the others...''

"Crucially, the systemic computer contains multiple copies of its instructions distributed across its many systems, so if one system becomes corrupted the computer can access another clean copy to repair its own code. And unlike conventional operating systems that crash when they can't access a bit of memory, the systemic computer carries on regardless because each individual system carries its own memory'' he says.

So ... we are talking about real multitasking and "self-healing" of the computer. You don't believe it.... like us? Keep your reservations because we don't believe that we will soon see such computers in our offices. But we always hope we do.

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