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IBM Simulates 4.5 percent of the Human Brain, and All of the Cat Brain
Posted By admin On October 28, 2011 @ 3:46 am In Sci Tech,Tile | Comments Disabled
Scientific American 
October 27, 2011
Supercomputers can store more information than the human brain and can calculate a single equation faster, but even the biggest, fastest supercomputers in the world  cannot match the overall processing power of the brain. And they are nowhere near as compact or energy efficient .
Nevertheless, IBM is trying to simulate the human brain with its own cutting-edge supercomputer, called Blue Gene . For the simulation, it used 147,456 processors working in parallel with one another. IBM researchers say each processor is roughly equivalent to the one found in a personal computer, with one gigabyte of working memory.
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 Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=graphic-science-ibm-simulates-4-percent-human-brain-all-of-cat-brain
 biggest, fastest supercomputers in the world: http://www.top500.org/lists/2011/06
 as compact or energy efficient: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=computers-vs-brains
 Blue Gene: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=graphic-science-ibm-simulates-4-percent-human-brain-all-of-cat-brain#
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