Quick and efficient parallel computing with molecular motors

A team including NanoLund researchers report that a computer consisting of a network of nanofabricated channels that are explored by protein filaments propelled by molecular motors correctly found all possible solutions to a combinatorial problem in parallel while using orders of magnitude less energy per operation than electronic computers.

Read the article “Parallel computing with molecular motor-propelled agents in nanofabricated networks” by DV Nicolau Jr., M Lard, T Korten, F van Delft, M Persson, E Bengtsson, A Månsson, S Diez, H Linke, DV Nicolau in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1510825113

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