A new Supercomputer aims to mimic the Human Brain
A new Supercomputer using specialized hardware, mimics vast networks of spiking neurons, achieving an impressive 228 trillion synaptic operations per second, equivalent to the estimated operation rate of the human brain.
“Progress in our understanding of how brains compute using neurons is hampered by our inability to simulate brain like networks at scale. Simulating spiking neural networks on standard computers using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and multicore Central Processing Units (CPUs) is just too slow and power intensive. Our system will change that.”
“This platform will progress our understanding of the brain and develop brain-scale computing applications in diverse fields including sensing, biomedical, robotics, space, and large-scale AI applications.”
Image credit Western Sydney University
source Western Sydney University