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CPU, Heal Thyself

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posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 09:11 PM
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CPU, Heal Thyself


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When this occurs, a special error controller executes the problematic instruction again. Although it rarely happens in practice, it’s possible that this particular instruction will produce an error on the next attempt, too—maybe even on many repeated attempts. To avoid such a deadlock, the controller we’ve designed tries only a handful of times. If the error persists, the controller circuitry cuts the processor’s clock frequency in half during the next attempt to ensure adequate time for the error-free operation of the problematic instruction. The correction process might seem cumberso
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posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 09:11 PM
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You can read the whole article if you want, but what's happening is that technology is getting "smarter" in its "consciousness."

By introducing these new mechanisms, we are giving artificial intelligent the ability to correct its own mistakes or maintains its own "health" per se.

What we have here is the potential for future robots (inevitable) to fix itself if we suddenly decide that robots are too smart and they have a "consciousness."

"So the Razor circuitry senses the error rate and adjusts the supply voltage to keep the chip at its optimum operating point—which depends not only on the environment and manufacturing variations but also on the calculations being performed at that time."

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