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Synthesis and Performance Optimization of a Switching Nano-crossbar Computer

Objective

The main goal of this project is developing a complete synthesis and optimization methodology for switching nano-crossbar arrays that leads to the design and construction of an emerging nanocomputer. New computing models for diode, FET, and four-terminal switch based nanoarrays are developed. The proposed methodology implements both arithmetic and memory elements, necessitated by achieving a computer, by considering performance parameters such as area, delay, power dissipation, and reliability. With combination of arithmetic and memory elements a synchronous state machine (SSM), representation of a computer, is realized. The proposed methodology targets variety of emerging technologies including nanowire/nanotube crossbar arrays, magnetic switch-based structures, and crossbar memories. The results of this project will be a foundation of nano-crossbar based circuit design techniques and greatly contribute to the construction of emerging computers beyond CMOS.

The topic of this project can be considered under the research area of “Emerging Computing Models” or “Computational Nanoelectronics”, more specifically the design, modeling, and simulation of new nanoscale switches beyond CMOS. The topic is well addressed and fit in H2020 work programmes FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) and ICT-25 (Generic Micro- and Nano-electronic Technologies).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/arithmetic
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nanoelectronics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Turkey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 334 935

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 66 600
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IROC TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Place Robert Schuman 5
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 70 650
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 23 850
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (3)

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
United States
Address
North Emmet Street 1001 Office Of Sponsored Programs
22904 4195 Charlottesville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRUSTEES OF PURDUE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
S Grant Street 401
47907 West Lafayette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
United States
Address
Butterfield Terrace 70
01003 Amherst
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments