Clouds, Computers and Complexity

  • Phillip Christie
Part of the Frontiers of Computing Systems Research book series (FCSR, volume 2)


Modern computers are complex. But is it meaningful to say that a computer is complex when compared to a system as intricate as the brain? Is a miniature version of a computer more complex, more intricate—or just smaller? How can we begin to conceive of ever more complex systems if we lack the ability to describe them? Clearly, we need to add new terminology to our descriptive lexicon of complexity.


Fractal Dimension Simulated Annealing Algorithm Fractal Theory Wire Length Interconnection Complexity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phillip Christie
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  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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