Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

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Crossing a traditional computer with a biological one, the brain, is no easy task but researchers at IBM have been hard at work doing just that. On Thursday they announced the results of 10 years of research and $53 million in DARPA funding. The company's new brain-inspired chip achieves unparalleled levels of power and efficiency, and IBM claims it may change the fundamental methods of computing.

The latest chip boasts more than 5 billion transistors, putting it in supercomputer-on-a-chip territory, but that's not the impressive part those transistors are organized into 4,096 "neurosynaptic cores," on which are more than a million simulated "neurons" and 256 million "synapses." IBM's chip, you see, is an attempt to replicate the brain's style of processing information...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2014, 9:37 - Category: MindScans
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