Entropy production and heat generation in computational processes

Fuchikami, Nobuko; Iwata, Hijiri; Ishioka, Shunya
March 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 511 Issue 1, p341
Academic Journal
To make clear several issues relating with the thermodynamics of computations, we perform a simulation of a binary device using a Langevin equation. Based on our numerical results, we consider how to estimate thermodynamic entropy of computational devices. We then argue against the existence of the so-called residual entropy in frozen systems such as ice. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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