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It’s PSBL (‘possible’) with Probabilistic Chip

Written on August 18, 2010 by Adam Eve

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A new chip, created by startup Lyric Semiconductor, promises to shrink flash memory and provide new methods for spam filtering or other processes. It utilizes "probability processing" to solve certain problems that can benefit from determining the probability of zero or one.

According to Wong, anything that goes into memory and solid state drives will need a probabilistic type of correcting errors. Meaning all NAND-based flash memory will require a more advanced signal processing in the future. But aside from the flash memory, the technology has wider applications to some computing problems. Computers recognizes data in bits (1,0) with nothing in between. Based on those binary bits, the processor will perform many of its operations serially.

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