In the following sections, very simple noemic algorithms are introduced and compared to their more traditional counterparts.

The comparisons are based on:

- Calculation: The cost of the computation.
- Latency: The time to receive the first results.
- Throughput: The cost of the computation once the system is primed.
- Resource: The number of elements.
- One Fault Tolerance: If one component fails in the system, the entire system fails.
- Fault Tolerance Threshold: The number of components that have to fail to make the total system fail.
- Elaboration Tolerance: The cost of a small change in the computation.

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