Description: The research paper DNA Computer Vs Silicon Computer speaks about DNA Computing as befitting replacement of Super Computer. DNA or the Deoxyribonucleic acid present in the biological cells of the body, the animal body-mammals specifically stores information in huge amounts and safely passes it to the posterity without any manipulation. This inherent potential of the DNA Molecule has been understood by the Computer Scientist Adleman who works at the University of South California. In 1994 he posited the breakthrough-DNA Computing. There has been no looking back ever since.
About DNA Computing: The silicon chip has been ruling the roost since the time there was the mention of the word ‘computer’. There cannot be ignoring of the fact that the silicon microprocessor has been working relentlessly and unyielding to process and safeguard data since many eons. The fact is that the silicon microprocessor uses binary elements 0 and 1 to process and store the data, where as the DNA Computing allows 4 nucleic acids- Adenine, guanine, cytosine and thiamine do the same thing in no time. So at ground level it could be understood that the speed of DNA computing is almost double the speed of traditional computing. What the intermediary software does is taken over by enzymes and amino acids in DNA Computing.
Conclusion: DNA computing as of now uses a primitive algorithm and has to evolve by bounds to hit the day. The tear drop size computer needs a test tube for operations and this kind of replacement might sound intimidating to the computer scientists. DNA Computing has its own inherent drawbacks: A DNA Computer has to be manually assisted/ tackled; there could be unnecessary chemical combination which might prove disruptive to a specific procedure. All these aside the domain has a very promising future and could have some very effective solutions for almost obstinate problems pertaining to storage and security of data.
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