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Watch: IBM Reveals the World’s Smallest Blockchain-ready Computer

20 March 2018

This is the salt-sized computer that debuted at Think IBM. Source: IBMThis is the salt-sized computer that debuted at Think IBM. Source: IBM

The Think IBM conference in Las Vegas from March 19-22 is a new conference from IBM. This is Think IBM’s first year and there are quite a few exciting developments already being released in the first days of the conference. The development that is creating the most buzz is IBM’s newest Blockchain-ready CPU computer.

The new computer is incredibly small. The computer is smaller than a grain of salt and costs less than ten cents to make. According to IBM, this tiny computer can monitor, analyze, communicate and act on data with a few hundred thousand transistors on the small surface while maintaining a super small footprint that is almost invisible to the human eye. CPUs like this are designed to be disposable and used in product packaging to track all of a product’s movements until it reaches a customer.

IBM hasn’t released a lot of information about the salt-sized computer. In fact, it was only casually mentioned in IBM’s 5 in 5 series on five inventions that they predict will change the world within five years.

To learn more about Think IBM, visit the IBM here.

To contact the author of this article, email Siobhan.Treacy@ieeeglobalspec.com


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