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DARPA wants to speed up computers by over 1000 times while using less power

• by brian wang

DARPA's $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) wants to jumpstart innovation in the electronics industry.

Three Dimensional Monolithic System-on-a-Chip (3DSoC) program has groups from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Skywater Technology Foundry were tapped.

DARPA thinks the 3DSoC effort can produce a 50-fold reduction in computation times, while using just a fraction of the power. The 3DSoC designs should support an inter-layer interconnect bandwidth of 50 terabits per second and require no more than 2 picojoules per bit to access memory.