IBM has created the world’s smallest computer to be presented at the 2018 IBM Think, the highlight of the company that is held in Las Vegas (United States) this week. This mini-computer has a size smaller than a grain of salt.
Normally, the most powerful computers tend to be large in size. However, the mini-computer IBM has the power of a 1990 x86 chip, as reported in Masheable. That is to say, it has a much lower power to the computers of today, but you have to take into account its size, is so small that we would need a microscope to see it.
The company has detailed the means that the computer is smaller than a grain of salt and its manufacturing cost will be less than 10 cents on the dollar, and will include “hundreds of thousands of transistors”. In addition, allow you to monitor, analyze, communicate and even act on the data.”
This computer will work with Blockhain. Specifically, the computer will be a source of data for the applications of Blockchain. Try to help track the shipment of products and detect theft, fraud and non-compliance. You can also perform basic actions of Artificial Intelligence, how to sort data.
According to Mashable, IBMasegura that this is just the beginning. The person responsible for research firm, Arvind Krishna, has commented that “in the next five years cryptographic technologies, such as computers smaller than a grain of salt, will be included in the objects and devices present in our day-to-day”.
It is not yet clear the launch date of this computer, as IBM researchers are currently testing its first prototype.