Molecular Architecture Workshop
An NSF-Sponsored Workshop at the University of Notre Dame
Nov. 12-13, 2001


The primary objective of this NSF-sponsored workshop was to bring together some of the leading experts in complex silicon-level microsystems with key leaders from the molecular devices community to provide some initial discussions on how lessons learned from architecting silicon based systems can be ported to systems built from emerging nanoscale technologies.

The workshop was held on Nov. 12 & 13, 2001 on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. Summary reports on the workshop are available on line:



  1. Recent SAMFET results by the Bell Labs group.
  2. T. Sterling Continuum Compter Architecture for Exaflops Computation, 44(3), 78-80, 2001.
  3. T. Sterling. How to Build a Hyper Computer, Scientific American, 258(1), 38-45, 2001.
  4. Recent papers on QCA (technology).
  5. Recent papers on QCA (design).
  6. R. Landauer, Information is Physical, Physics Today, V.44(5), 23-29, May, 1991.
  7. Todd Austin's DIVA paper.
  8. David Culler's Tiny OS paper.
  9. Paul L. McEuen Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes, Physics World, June 2000.
  10. Crossed Nanotube Junctions M.S. Fuhrer, J. Nygrad, L. Shih, M. Forero, Young-Gui Yoon, M.S. C. Mazzoni, Hyoung Joon Choi, Jisoon Ihm, Steven G. Louie, A. Zettl and Paul L. McEuen, Science 288, 494(2000).
  11. Overview of Nanoelectronic Devices D.J. Goldhaber-Gordon, M.S. Montemerlo, J.C. Love, G.J. Opiteck, and J.C. Ellenbogen.
  12. An Investigation of Heat Dissipation in Ultra-Dense Computer Architectures, David Marcus.
  13. L. Conway The MPC Adventures Xerox PARC Tech. Report VLSI-81-2, 1981.
  14. Funding a Revolution: Government Support for Computing Research, National Academy Press, 1999.
  15. Architectures for molecular electronic computers, Ellenbogen and Love.
  16. Computing with Molecules, Reed and Tour, June 2000.
  17. Quantum Computing with Molecules, Greshenfeld and Chuang, June 1998.
  18. NanoFabrics: Spatial Computing Using Molecular Electronics, Seth Copen Goldstein, and Mihai Budiu (Carnegie Mellon University).
  19. K. Likharev Single-Electron Devices and Their Applications, Proc. IEEE vol. 87, pp. 606-632 (April 1999).
  20. S. Folling, O. Turel, and K. Likharev, "Single-Electron Latching Switches as Nanoscale Synapses", Proc. of the Int. Joint Conference of Neural Networks (Int. Neural Network Society, Mount Royal, NY, 2001), pp. 216-221.