US to Fight Cyber Attacks With ‘Brain-Inspired’ IBM Chip

Lawrence Livermore National Lab will use the brain-inspired IBM Neuromorphic System for cyber-security issues. For all the advances being made in computing, one major challenge remains: how do we get computing platforms to operate like the human brain?  It’s still a work in progress, but IBM is betting big in this arena with its brain-inspired chip known as TrueNorth. Now, after more than six years of development, TrueNorth will be put to the test at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL). LLNL has purchased the IBM Neuromorphic System, a brain-inspired program based on TrueNorth. The California research lab will use it to help the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) battle cyber-security issues. Powerful yet energy-efficient, the system can “process the equivalent of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapses,” consuming just 2.5 watts of power—the same as a tablet…

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