A giant of the computer technology industry, IBM, presented a new microcomputer at the IBM Think 2018 conference. The size of the novelty is only 1 mm, and is said to be able to work with the blockchain.
The company plans to introduce blockchain technologies in many spheres of life. The company develops projects for improvement of logistics, tracking of thefts, in systems of “smart houses”. Representatives of the company intend to implement blockchain technology in cars and aircraft.
The specifications of the new computer are pretty good for its size. Power is equal to the computers of the 90-ies. It consists of several hundred transistors, RAM and a communication unit, which can send signals using the led and receive them through the photodetector. It is also noted that the cost of production of such a computer will not exceed$0.1. When the cost of such computers in the future, there is ample scope for application.
Also during the presentation, IBM experts suggested that the next 5 years will be the time of the greatest spread of AI, quantum technologies, robotic microscopes, cryptography and of course blockchain technologies.