Effect of asynchronous updating on the stability of cellular automata
The classical updating scheme is replaced by stochastic versions which either randomly update cells or disrupt the cell-to-cell transmission of information.
We then use the novel updating schemes to probe the behaviour of elementary cellular automata, and observe a wide variety of results.
For instance, modern integrated computer chips are so complex that manufacturers have to allow for different parts of the chip getting updated at different times.
In recent years, researchers have begun to look more closely at the impact that different processing patterns can have.
Each spike indicates the time at which a particular cell gets updated.