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Beyond von Neumann in the Computing Continuum: Architectures, Applications, and Future Directions



Dragi Kimovski , Nishant Saurabh , Matthijs Jansen , Atakan Aral , Auday Al-Dulaimy, André B. Bondi , Antonino Galletta , Alessandro Papadopoulos, Alexandru Iosup , Radu Prodan

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Journal article


IEEE Internet Computing




The article discusses the emerging non-von Neumann computer architectures and their integration in the computing continuum for supporting modern distributed applications, including artificial intelligence, big data, and scientific computing. It provides a detailed summary of the available and emerging non-von Neumann architectures, which range from power-efficient single-board accelerators to quantum and neuromorphic computers. Furthermore, it explores their potential benefits for revolutionizing data processing and analysis in various societal, science, and industry fields. The paper provides a detailed analysis of the most widely used class of distributed applications and discusses the difficulties in their execution over the computing continuum, including communication, interoperability, orchestration, and sustainability issues.


author = {Dragi Kimovski and Nishant Saurabh and Matthijs Jansen and Atakan Aral and Auday Al-Dulaimy and Andr{\'e} B. Bondi and Antonino Galletta and Alessandro Papadopoulos and Alexandru Iosup and Radu Prodan},
title = {Beyond von Neumann in the Computing Continuum: Architectures, Applications, and Future Directions},
volume = {28},
number = {3},
pages = {6--16},
month = {May},
year = {2024},
journal = {IEEE Internet Computing},
url = {}