As reported by Information Week , the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico saw another application of supercomputers running computational intensive signal processing algorithms to model natural phenomena (albeit this case originated in a man-made disaster). Nevertheless, the use of computational intensive signal processing algorithms permeates modern society on a daily basis (as, for example, in weather forecasting or the development of new drugs), making the development of faster and better supercomputers a matter of constant interest. In this article, we discuss a technique that promises to deliver these improvements: optical computing. Specifically, we discuss how neuromorphic engineering can inspire novel optical computing devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Signal Processing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics