We make the case that computing is increasingly compromised by Turing’s heritage of strictly sequential algorithms, and the time has come to seek radically different computing paradigms. Whilst we are unable to offer any instant solutions, we point to the existence proof of the vast, distributed, asynchronous networks of computing elements that form brains, and note that FPGAs offer a fabric capable of operating in a similar mode. We offer a computational model - partially ordered event-driven systems - as a framework for thinking about how such systems might operate.
|Title of host publication||Transforming Reconfigurable Systems|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Festschrift Celebrating the 60th Birthday of Professor Peter Cheung|
|Editors||Wayne Luk, George. A Constantinides|
|Publisher||Imperial College Press|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|