IBM has unveiled world’s smallest PC that only cost Rs 7 to manufacture.

IBM has unveiled the world’s smallest computer measuring 1 x 1 mm. This device was unveiled at ongoing IBM Think 2018 Conference.IBM has showcased the world’s smallest computer, it is so small that you’ll need a microscope to look at them properly. Each PC is smaller than a grain of salt measuring a mere 1mm by 1mm in size.

The company showcased the smallest computer at its Think 2018 conference. According to IBM the computer costs under 2 cents to manufacture which is less than Rs 7 per unit and comprises of one million transistors each.The new prototype device, which is fully standalone, is composed of several hundred thousand transistors, a live memory, and a photovoltaic power supply. And it not only features a tiny form factor, its production cost, of around 10 cents per unit according to IBM, is also minuscule.

The device is a part of IBM Research’s 5 in 5 projects. “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,” IBM added.IBM researchers are developing crypto-anchors, tamper-proof digital fingerprints, to be embedded into products, or parts of products, and linked to the blockchain. These fingerprints can take many forms such as “tiny computers” or optical codes, but when they are tied to a blockchain, they represent a powerful means of proving a product’s authenticity.

‘These technologies pave the way for new solutions that tackle food safety, the authenticity of manufactured components, genetically modified products, identification of counterfeit objects and provenance of luxury goods,’ said Arvind Krishna, head of research, IBM.The smart enterprise assistant is aimed at helping businesses enhance their brand loyalty and transforms customer experiences even while keeping the data private and secure, IBM said.

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