Chapter 8 Self-Assembled Computer Architectures


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This chapter summarizes current work on DNA-based self-assembly of computing systems. Section 2 presents a technology overview, specifically a discussion of nanoelectronic devices and desirable characteristics. It also describes two forms of DNA-based self-assembly (DNA-guided and DNA-scaffolded). Section 3 then discusses the limitations of the technology and the challenges this presents to the design of computer systems. Three case studies of computer architectures are presented in Section 4. A particular emphasis is placed on articulating how the architectures overcome the challenges of the self-assembly technology. We conclude in Section 5. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dwyer, C; Lebeck, AR

Published Date

  • March 25, 2008

Volume / Issue

  • 5 /

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 198

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780444528650

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1571-0831(07)00008-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus