Accession Number : ADA321043

Title :   Quantum Wave Processor Research Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Kohn, Wolf ; Nerode, Anil

PDF Url : ADA321043

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : We present a preliminary design of a hardware architecture for computing initial segments of primitive recursive functions and iterative processes. The formulation of the architecture is based in a paradigm which proposes a procedure for (1) encoding a function or process and, (2 ) carrying out the computation. The paradigm is firmly rooted in the formalism of quantum mechanics. We propose as our representation of the architecture a generic regular multiparticle, two-dimensional lattice. This lattice is a model of crystal structures that in principle, can be produced in the lab today.

Descriptors :   *QUANTUM THEORY, *STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTATIONS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, RECURSIVE FUNCTIONS, CONTROL THEORY, COMPILERS, ITERATIONS, AUTOMATA, AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Quantum Theory and Relativity
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE