Digital-Analog Hybrid Computing

About using analog computers in today's largest computational challenges

Analog computers perceive a revival as a feasible technology platform for lowprecision, energy efficient and fast computing.We quantify this statement by measuring the performance of a modern analog computer and comparing it with traditional digital processors.Several models are proposed which demonstrate the benefits of analog and digital-analog-hybrid computing.General statements are made about ordinary and partial differential equations.As an example for large scale scientific computing applications, computational fluid dynamics are discussed.