25. april 2014
Professor revolutionises computers with the most random function ever
Computers need to be able to generate random results in order to work. DIKU professor Mikkel Thorup has now created the most random function in the world.
Randomness is to a computer programmer whata kitchen knife is to a chef and what a screwdriver is to a carpenter: an indispensable tool that is used constantly for all kinds of tasks. Random functions are required for our Google searches, our smartphones and our computer programs to work – and the more random they are, the better.
”I have found the most random function that is currently realistic to implement,” says Professor Mikkel Thorup, of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen.