Tom Knight is a senior research scientist in the
MIT Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory and the MIT EECS department.
- Our next engineering discipline will modify simple living
cells as a way of computing and interfacing more effectively to
the real world. Here's
a set of interesting links and here is the paper on engineering
cellular logic gates.
Reversible and Low Energy Computing
- Adiabatic logic circuits can be used to implement
asymptotically zero energy computing devices, trading off
performance against speed. Two papers describe some of our recent
- Reinventing Computing is a project centered around three
- Global Cooperative Computing -- aimed at defining and
using programs stored as web based hypercode.
- Reconfigurable Logic -- allowing dynamic reconfiguration
of hardware to facilitate fast and efficient computing.
- Quasistatic Computing -- allowing the dynamic
recompilation of programs to take advantage of measurements made
during previous executions.
- VLSI Microdisplays
- The VLSI Microdisplay effort is developing low cost
miniaturized displays constructed with liquid crystal on silicon
- Abacus is a massively parallel SIMD processor array designed
for high performance on early vision algorithms.
- Transit is a parallel interconnection network design project
with goals of low communications latency, fault tolerance, and
- Transactional Execution of Programs
- The Liquid effort is a proposed architecture and execution
model which allows greater flexibility in parallel execution
through the use of dynamic side effect checks and transactional
- Austin Che
- JP Grossman
- George (Geo) Homsy (ghomsy)
- Ed Ouellette
Here's a collection of some useful (to me) data.
Here's some information on one of my favorite computers, the PDP-6
Tom Knight (email@example.com)
MIT AI Lab
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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