IBM Builds Brain-Inspired Supercomputer – VIDEO

IBM has developed a supercomputer chip that can replicate millions of neurons, and will help look after U.S. nuclear weapons. Named TrueNorth, the chip will have the equivalent of 4 billion synapses and 16 million neurons, but requires energy only as much as a tablet PC does. Big Blue’s new system will be used to explore new computing potentialities significant to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) missions in stewardship of the country’s nuclear weapons reserve and nonproliferation. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) revealed on Tuesday that it has bought a TrueNorth-backed IBM computing platform introduced in 2014. According to Daily Mail, LLNL’s deputy associate director for Data Science, Jim Brase, said that neuromorphic computing, which mimics neuro-biological architectures, opens very exciting new possibilities and is coherent with what they…

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