Metabolic Computing: Towards Truly Renewable Systems

Metabolic Computing: Towards Truly Renewable Systems

Minoru Uehara (Toyo University, Japan)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/jdst.2012070103
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Abstract

In this paper, the author proposes a metabolic computing model for a truly renewable system with high fault tolerance and sustainability and a realistic architecture for the model using four kinds of elements: metaboloids, slots, a power queue, and recycle unit. Metaboloids, which are processing units, are arranged in a mesh in the power queue. However, as the metabolism may change the network, to manage running tasks, metaboloids must achieve homeostasis, for which two new algorithms, bubbling and drifting, are presented. For simple metabolism, the specification of the architecture does not change. Consequently, despite using innovative hardware manufacturing technologies, performance does not improve. The author proposes an evolutional architecture for a metabolic computing model, whereby a set of metaboloids with different specifications can work together if the specification is portable and the difference between specifications is at most 1. Finally, the author presents a reflective architecture for the power queue, minimizing the number of unrenewable units.
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Metabolic Computing

In this section, we discuss the concept of the metabolic computing model illustrated in Figure 1. In this model, there are five elements: metaboloids, slots, a power queue, recycle unit, and the delivery system. Each of these is described in detail.

Figure 1.

Overview of the metabolic computing model

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