Georgia Tech inventors have created various systems, methods, and computing units to provide for variable scaling of computing elements. The invention involves receiving a plurality of computing resource levels and providing one of the plurality of computing resources levels to each of a plurality of computing elements. Each computing element has an associated output – the provided voltage level based upon associated output significance.
- Less energy consumption
- Energy efficiency
- Improved computational integrity
- Computer software development
The advancement of automated computation faces a fundamental problem: energy consumption. The most fundamental building block of binary computation is a switch; a device which models the state of a system as “0” or “1”. Each time a computation is performed by a computing unit, the switches transition and store a new state consuming energy and generating heat. Many applications making computations operate under a finite amount of available energy or have a finite limit on the amount of heat that can be dissipated. Thus, improving energy efficiency of computing units while maintaining or improving computational integrity is an industry-wide concern.