IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing

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From the January-March 2018 issue

Massively Parallel Analog Computing: Ariadne's Thread Was Made of Memristor

By I. Vourkas, D. Stathis, and G.C. Sirakoulis

Featured article thumbnail image This paper explores memristive grids where emergent computation arises through collective device interactions. Computing efficiency of the grids is studied in several scenarios and new composite memristive structures are utilized in shortest path and maze-solving computations. The dependence of the computing medium behavior on the symmetry of both the underlying geometry and the employed devices, is validated through SPICE-level circuit simulations, which highlight important computing inefficiencies. Particular circuit-models of memristive connections enable precise mapping of the target application on the computing medium. Extraordinary functionalities emerge when novel memristive computing components, comprising different electrical characteristics from their structural elements, are introduced in the grid. Applying assisted-computation, by incorporating the concept of Ariadne’s thread, leaded to better computing results, which could find application in routing and path computing problems.

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  • We are pleased to announce that Cecilia Metra, a Confirmed Full Professor in Electronics at the University of Bologna, Italy, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of TETC starting in 2018.
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IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) seeks original manuscripts for submission under Technical Tracks. In a track the technical contents of a submitted manuscript must be of an emerging nature and fall within the scope and competencies of the Computer Society. Manuscripts not abiding by these specifications will be administratively rejected. The topics of interest for the Technical Tracks are as follows:

  • Enterprise Computing Systems
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  • Emerging Hardware for Computing

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