Parallel processing (Electronic computers), Electronic data processing -- Distributed processing, Adaptive computing systems, Cellular automata
The quest for novel and unconventional computing machines is mainly motivated by the man-machine dichotomy and by the belief that meeting tomorrow's complex real world challenges will require new paradigms and new engineering methods to organize, train, and program such machines and to interact with them.
C. Teuscher. The quest for novel computational paradigms and machines. ERCIM News, Vol. 60, pages 66-67, January 2005.