The Comeback Of Analog Computers?
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When the digital infrastructure collapses due to delivery chain vulnerability (and peak energy), will the time of analog computers be back?https://blog.degruyter.com/algorithms-suck-analog-computers-future/
But aren’t there any supercomputers that don’t require this much energy to run? Indeed there are: The human brain is a great example – its processing power is estimated at about 38 petaflops, about two-fifths of that of TaihuLight. But all it needs to operate is about 20 watts of energy. Watts, not megawatts! And yet it performs tasks that – at least up until now – no machine has ever been able to execute.