A Circuit Implementing Massive Parallelism in Transition P Systems.

Alonso Villaverde, Santiago and Fernández Muñoz, Luis and Arroyo Montoro, Fernando and Gil Rubio, Fco. Javier (2008). A Circuit Implementing Massive Parallelism in Transition P Systems.. "International Journal Information Technologies and Knowledge.", v. 2 (n. 1); pp. 35-42. ISSN 1313-048X.


Title: A Circuit Implementing Massive Parallelism in Transition P Systems.
  • Alonso Villaverde, Santiago
  • Fernández Muñoz, Luis
  • Arroyo Montoro, Fernando
  • Gil Rubio, Fco. Javier
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal Information Technologies and Knowledge.
Date: January 2008
ISSN: 1313-048X
Volume: 2
Freetext Keywords: Transition P System, membrane computing, circuit design.
Faculty: E.U. de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes, Proyectos y Sistemas Informáticos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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P-systems are based on biological membranes and try to emulate cell behavior and its evolution due to the presence of chemical elements. These systems perform computation through transition between two consecutive configurations, which consist in a m-tuple of multisets present at any moment in the existing m regions of the system. Transition between two configurations is performed by using evolution rules also present in each region. Among main Transition P-systems characteristics are massive parallelism and non determinism. This work is part of a very large project and tries to determine the design of a hardware circuit that can improve remarkably the process involved in the evolution of a membrane. Process in biological cells has two different levels of parallelism: the first one, obviously, is the evolution of each cell inside the whole set, and the second one is the application of the rules inside one membrane. This paper presents an evolution of the work done previously and includes an improvement that uses massive parallelism to do transition between two states. To achieve this, the initial set of rules is transformed into a new set that consists in all their possible combinations, and each of them is treated like a new rule (participant antecedents are added to generate a new multiset), converting an unique rule application in a way of parallelism in the means that several rules are applied at the same time. In this paper, we present a circuit that is able to process this kind of rules and to decode the result, taking advantage of all the potential that hardware has to implement P Systems versus previously proposed sequential solutions.

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Item ID: 2194
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/2194/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2194
Official URL: http://www.foibg.com/ijitk/ijitk-vol02/ijitk-fv02....
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Feb 2010 11:28
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 15:15
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