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Accelerating Brain Research with Supercomputers

Aug 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.

CUDA-Designed Robot: It’s a Hit!

Apr 30, 2013 |

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

Canadian Researchers Build Virtual Brain

Dec 5, 2012 |

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

Researchers Induce Virtual Schizophrenia

May 5, 2011 |

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

Harvard Researchers Map Brain Circuitry

Mar 9, 2011 |

Supercomputing contributes to better understanding of brain’s vision center.

The Point of Singularity is Near

Aug 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.

Big Blue Simulates Little Brain

Nov 19, 2009 |

Bigger brains on the way.