Race to outrace Moore’s Law : Smallest computer unveiled by IBM

Boon for Industry, Researchers and Cryptographers

At the annual technical conference on 19 March 2018, Think 2018, IBM unveiled the smallest computer  as on date, which is about one square mm in size.This is still in research stage and dates for its availability are yet to be disclosed.

As per the IBM sources “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.”

it has actually opened up the opportunities for IoT proliferation as these devices are supposed to be embedded with tiny yet powerful chips, that are invisible at the same time remain connected to give total and complete control to the user. The smaller size also transforms in lesser power consumption and smaller thermal signatures.

It will also be a boon for Blockchain applications and these miniature computer’s computing  power also makes them darling of cryptocurrency  enthusiasts.


IBM holds the distinction of making  world’s first personal computer back in 1981.

source: internet


IBM has nearly halved the earlier record set  by Michigan Micro Mot with a size of 2 square mm. Another aspects that’s going to make popular with masses is the size..ie size of a grain and also the minimalist cost of production being project as of no ..mere 10 cents (less than INR 10).


  • IoT
  • Logistics security…
    • Track the shipment of good,
    • Detect theft,
    • fraud, and
    • non-compliance…. and maybe IPR protection
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • cryptography for bulk computing and decryption
  • AI

Just watch the video

So, the future is bright, beautiful and tiny.

Happy hunting






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