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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 11:40 PM

New Supercomputer with 1 Million Processors Is World's Fastest Brain-Mimicking Machine


By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer | November 5, 2018 07:07am ET

Scientists just activated the world's biggest "brain": a supercomputer with a million processing cores and 1,200 interconnected circuit boards that together operate like a human brain.

Ten years in the making, it is the world's largest neuromorphic computer a type of computer that mimics the firing of neurons scientists announced on Nov. 2.

Dubbed Spiking Neural Network Architecture, or SpiNNaker, the computer powerhouse is located at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and it "rethinks the way conventional computers work," project member Steve Furber, a professor of computer engineering at the University of Manchester, said in a statement. [Science Fact or Fiction? The Plausibility of 10 Sci-Fi Concepts]

But SpiNNaker doesn't just "think" like a brain. It creates models of the neurons in human brains, and it simulates more neurons in real time than any other computer on Earth, according to the statement.

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https://www.livescience.com/64005-worlds-largest-supercomputer-human-brain.html?utm_source=notification

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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 11:44 PM

1. Which at some point

Will probably become self aware and then we are screwed....

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Tue Nov 6, 2018, 12:02 AM

2. But does it have a word processor and Solitaire?

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 12:38 AM

3. And Free Cell, please!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 02:56 AM

4. Kicking. eom

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