IBM presented the smallest computer in the world, the width and length of which is only 1 mm. Despite the dimensions that do not exceed the size of the salt crystal, the device supports blockchain tehnology, the IBM blog reports.
IBM New Microcomputer
IBM plans to use the distributed ledger technology to track the process of shipping the goods and detecting theft. Also, technology can be useful in systems for the "smart house", aviation and automotive equipment.
The computing power of a new computer is comparable to that of a processor of the 1990s. It has a processor with "several hundred thousand" transistors, RAM SRAM, a photodetector and a communication unit that uses the LED to send information.
The computer was presented at IBM Think 2018 conference, where the company told about five promising technologies, which, in her opinion, will seriously affect the society and business within the next five years. These included blockchain, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cryptography and robotic microscopes based on artificial intelligence.