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 2016-07-27, 02:08 #1 a1call     "Rashid Naimi" Oct 2015 Remote to Here/There 23·293 Posts A Different Kind of a Computer Hi, The point of this thread is not to propose a practical solution to any problems, but rather to start a discussion about Computing theories and principals. * Compare doing calculations on a calculator or doing calculations using a slide rule. They are 2 very different approaches. * Now It is reasonable to expect that there would be yet more possibilities than these approaches to performing calculations. * Consider 2 LC circuits with adjustable frequencies whose output are combined and the peak current is measured. The frequency of each LC circuit is precisely measured and is input to a computer along with the peak current data. * The first circuit is set to oscillate at exactly 19 Hz * The second circuit is adjusted between 1 Hz to 4 Hz * The computer can determine that 19 is prime since a maximum stable peak only occurs at 1 Hz for all integer values of 1-4 Hz * If the first circuit was set to resonate at 20 Hz, then the peak current values would be also present at exactly 2 Hz and 4 Hz as well as 1 Hz. Last fiddled with by a1call on 2016-07-27 at 02:20
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 Originally Posted by a1call Hi, The point of this thread is not to propose a practical solution to any problems, but rather to start a discussion about Computing theories and principals. * Compare doing calculations on a calculator or doing calculations using a slide rule. They are 2 very different approaches. * Now It is reasonable to expect that there would be yet more possibilities than these approaches to performing calculations. * Consider 2 LC circuits with adjustable frequencies whose output are combined and the peak current is measured. The frequency of each LC circuit is precisely measured and is input to a computer along with the peak current data. * The first circuit is set to oscillate at exactly 19 Hz * The second circuit is adjusted between 1 Hz to 4 Hz * The computer can determine that 19 is prime since a maximum stable peak only occurs at 1 Hz for all integer values of 1-4 Hz * If the first circuit was set to resonate at 20 Hz, then the peak current values would be also present at exactly 2 Hz and 4 Hz as well as 1 Hz.
What you suggest has close similarities with Shor's algorithm for factoring on a quantum computer.

 2017-06-25, 02:33 #3 a1call     "Rashid Naimi" Oct 2015 Remote to Here/There 23×293 Posts
 2017-06-29, 11:15 #4 jasonp Tribal Bullet     Oct 2004 32·5·79 Posts These guys ported Msieve to use a neural coprocessor. This won best paper at a huge IEEE conference. Last fiddled with by jasonp on 2017-06-29 at 11:16

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