IBM has introduced the world’s smallest computer, which is “smaller than a grain of salt” according to the company. This computer that is about 1mm*1mm size, was revealed at IBM Think 2018 Conference. Don’t be mistaken by the size, this tiny looking computer can do wonders.

IBM Just Launched the Smallest Computer, that is Smaller Than the Size of an Ant

IBM Just Launched the Smallest Computer, that is Smaller Than the Size of an Ant
IBM Just Launched the Smallest Computer, that is Smaller Than the Size of an Ant

According to IBM Research Head Arvind Krishna, this computer will use Blockchain technology and will be “embedded into everyday devices” soon. This Nanochip can perform as efficiently as a normal computer.

“Within the next five years, cryptographic anchors – such as ink dots or tiny computers smaller than a grain of salt – will be embedded in everyday objects and devices,” says Arvind Krishna. “They will be used in tandem with blockchain’s distributed ledger technology to ensure an object’s authenticity from its point of origin to when it reaches the hands of the customer” he further adds.

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These computers will be used to track down the objects and devices. They can be fit into any small object without being noticed. The cost of these computers will be extra cheap, one piece for 10 cents.  These little ‘grains’ can also perform tasks like “calculations, sensing conditions, connecting with other motes” etc.

IBM is still carrying on the research on this computer under its “five in Five” project. There is still a lot of work to be done to bring this project into reality. IBM is further working on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, encryption, and Internet of Thing(IoT) under its “five in five” project. IBM plans to bring this product to the market within next five years.

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It will be very interesting to know that will this computer be able to perform as efficiently as claimed by the company.


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