Brain-like supercomputing platform to explore new frontiers

In the old days, it was common to hear a computer chip referred to as an “electronic brain.” Modern chip designs are now making such labels even more apt. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is set to take receipt of a brain-inspired supercomputing platform developed by IBM Research. The first-of-a-kind system is based on a neurosynaptic computer chip known as IBM TrueNorth, and can process the equivalent of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapses while consuming just 2.5 watts of power…
Continue Reading Brain-like supercomputing platform to explore new frontiers

Category: Computers





Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Related Articles:

Nuclear weapons write their own security codes

New model suggests dark matter is made of electrically charged particles

IBM’s Sequoia confirmed as world’s fastest supercomputer

Scientists announce breakthrough in quest for fusion power

Can hydrogen bring the next great improvement to lithium batteries?

How to survive a nuclear bomb: An update on “Duck and Cover”

The message will be closed after 20 s