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Quasi-Delay-Insensitive Circuits are Turing-Complete

Manohar, Rajit and Martin, Alain J. (1995) Quasi-Delay-Insensitive Circuits are Turing-Complete. Computer Science Technical Reports, California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Quasi-delay-insensitive (QDI) circuits are those whose correct operation does not depend on the delays of operators or wires, except for certain wires that form isochronic forks. In this paper we show that quasi-delay-insensitivity, stability and noninterference, and strong confluence are equivalent properties of a computation. In particular, this shows that QDI computations are deterministic. We show that the class of Turing-computable functions have QDI implementations by constructing a QDI Turing machine.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:© 1995 California Institute of Technology. November 17, 1995. The research described in this report was sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency and monitored by the Office of Army Research.
Group:Computer Science Technical Reports
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Series Name:Computer Science Technical Reports
Record Number:CaltechCSTR:1995.cs-tr-95-11
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