11 December, 2006

DNA Computers - Look out Diffie Hellman

This is pretty nifty from SciAm.

AND Gates on DNA. The process looks very involved but the new key I see here is that they can feed output directly into another calculation.

I imagine this could lend itself well to massively parallel computing.

Squeeze a few drops into a bunch of test tubes apply the filter gates for the thresholds. Wait for a few hours then sequence the output to find the next Mersenne prime. Diffie-Hellman look out.

I wonder what the key limiting points are for this.

The other interesting item was the manipulators.

The Singularity approaches.

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