IBM Launched World’s Smallest Computer at IBM Think 2018 Conference
The computer has around 1 million transistors, which can be visualized with microscopic vision
IBM, an American multinational technology company unveiled the world’s smallest computer, which is smaller than a grain of salt measuring 1×1 mm. These nano device is cost-effective, which is priced for less than ten cents. This device was unveiled at IBM Think 2018 Conference on March 19, 2018. According to IBM, the computer comes with an x86 chip and has around 1 million transistors, which would require microscopic vision to take a look at it. This tiny computer is capable of monitoring, analyzing, communicating and even acting on data. Furthermore, the computer is equipped with SRAM for memory and a photo-voltaic cell for power. It is also capable of uplink and downlink communication using an LED and a photo detector.
The company aims to eliminate counterfeit products with the help of these device. Crypto-anchors can be embedded into something as small as ‘an edible shade of magnetic ink’. Moreover, crypto-anchors provide high security as they cannot be cloned. These crypto-anchors can take the form of tiny computers or optical codes, which can be embedded into products. IBM’s Research team is on working five technologies, which include Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, encryption, and Internet of Things (IoT). All these technologies are clubbed under crypto-anchors based on blockchain technology.
The nano computer can be integrated in daily objects and products. Using blockchain technology it will identify an object’s authenticity from its point of origin to when it reaches the hands of the customer. The company plans to manufacture first models of its crypto-anchors available in next 18 months. These products are expected to be available in the market within the next five years.
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