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December 6th, 2009

Computer Network to Research Transistor Miniaturization

Abstract:
Since modern transistors appeared, they were hailed as one of the greatest inventions of our times. As their sizes got smaller, and more could be fit on a silicon chip, the power exhibited by computers increased considerably. But experts warned that, at one point, the miniaturization would reach a limit, under which the quantum effects of nanoscale particle interactions would hinder the operation of transistors. This is happening right now, and British researchers want to learn how to overcome the obstacle by employing the help of a grid containing thousands of computers.

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