Approximate Computing is the future

Ubiquitous computing and the ever-rising need for energy efficiency, pose challenges in terms of the processing requirements and the corresponding machine complexity. Nonetheless, the nature of the underlying applications, particularly dealing with real-world data, offers alternative paradigms towards the efficient utilization of the available design resources. PhD students Eb Li and Rawan Naous (now Dr Naous) explore approximate computing as an accommodating technique that can benefit from the inherent resilience of the current applications to build low power and low complexity architectures.

Ren Li, Rawan Naous, Hossein Fariborzi and Khaled Nabil Salama "Approximate Computing with Stochastic Transistors” Voltage Over-scaling," IEEE Access, 2018. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2889747