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Entropy, Volume 21, Issue 3 (March 2019) – 110 articles
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Cover Story (view full-size image) In a world of ubiquitous digitalization, information storage and processing are of the utmost [...] Read more. In a world of ubiquitous digitalization, information storage and processing are of the utmost importance. Owing to the decreasing size of storage media, the speed and efficiency of information processing are becoming more and more crucial. In this paper, we investigate how the thermodynamics of information processing is affected by employing majority-logic decoding. More explicitly, the thermodynamic costs of information erasure in a macroscopic bit that consists of microscopic binary units and whose information is encoded via majority-logic decoding are compared to those incurred in a single bit. Our work suggests that majority-logic decoding can improve the precision-speed-efficiency trade-off in information erasure processes and, therefore, represents a promising avenue to enhance the performance of information processing. View this paper