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Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
With the end of Dennard scaling and now Moore’s law, future advances in computing will increasingly come from novel approaches to microelectronics. Superconducting electronics (SCE) offers the possibility of energy-efficient computing and/or high clock speeds, bypassing the power dissipation and signal distribution limitations of high-density chips. However, present-day SCE have low circuit densities, especially for memory, making the implementation of conventional CPU architectures in SCE difficult.
This topic aims to identify emerging computing problems that can utilize the unique advantages of SCE and for which the lack of dense superconducting memory is not a fundamental impediment.
Relevance to the Intelligence Community (IC):
Over the last several decades, maintaining a competitive advantage in computing could be sustained by a continued miniaturization of CMOS electronics. With end of Moore’s law, advances will come less and less from decreased transistor size and more from (1) innovation and specialization of computing hardware, and (2) new and unconventional approaches to electronics. The work described above would identify specialized applications where SCE can excel in the short-term while continuing long-term investment in this potentially revolutionary approach to high-speed and energy-efficient computing.
Key Words: #Superconductivity, #Microelectronics, #Computer Architecture, #Digital Signal Processing, #Neuromorphic Computing.