Accelerating Brain Research with Supercomputers

August 5, 2013

The brain is the most complex device in the known universe. With 100 billion neurons connected by a quadrillion synapses, it’s like the world’s most powerful supercomputer on steroids. To top it all off, it runs on only 20 watts of power… about as much as the light in your refrigerator. Read more…

By Aaron Dubrow

CUDA-Designed Robot: It’s a Hit!

April 30, 2013

Japanese project marries brain research and robotics for big-time implications. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Canadian Researchers Build Virtual Brain

December 5, 2012

Computational neuroscientists at the University of Waterloo construct a rather human-like visual recognition system. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

Researchers Induce Virtual Schizophrenia

May 5, 2011

Researchers have replicated the language processing end of a mental illness using neural network simulations. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Harvard Researchers Map Brain Circuitry

March 9, 2011

Supercomputing contributes to better understanding of brain's vision center. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Point of Singularity is Near

August 17, 2010

Artifical intelligence expert and author Ray Kurzweil defines the point of "singularity" as the moment when computers surpass human intelligence, and posits that supercomputers networked via a cloud architecture will be able to simulate the human brain. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Big Blue Simulates Little Brain

November 19, 2009

Bigger brains on the way. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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