Heterotic Computing

Viv Kendon, Angelika Anne-Marie Sebald, Susan Stepney, Matthias Wolfgang Bechmann, Peter Hines, Robert C. Wagner, Cristian S. Calude, Jarkko Kari, Ion Petre, Grzegorz Rozenberg

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Non-classical computation has tended to consider only single computational models: neural, analog, quantum, etc. However, combined computational models can both have more computational power, and more natural programming approaches, than such 'pure' models alone. Here we outline a proposed new approach, which we term heterotic computing. We discuss how this might be incorporated in an accessible refinement-based computational framework for combining diverse computational models, and describe a range of physical exemplars (combinations of classical discrete, quantum discrete, classical analog, and quantum analog) that could be used to demonstrate the capability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnconventional Computation
Subtitle of host publication10th International Conference, UC 2011, Turku, Finland, June 6-10, 2011. Proceedings
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-21341-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21340-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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