Blue Gene/L - Lawrence Livermore LabsNo gerbils, just half a rat brain...
"Recently, Blue Gene/L was in the news when scientists ran a cortical simulator as complex as half of a mouse brain which is thought to have about eight million neurons with each one having up to 8,000 connections with other nerve fibers. When not mimicking half of a rodent’s brain, Blue Gene/L is being used mainly to simulate biochemical processes involving proteins..."Yeah baby, now that's progress. Just think, with a couple of die shrinks on the Cell architecture and a few more compute nodes thrown in, someday we'll be able to mimick an entire rat brain. And you know, rat brain simulation is big business man, big biz.
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lol...the last sentences gave me a chuckle =P. I'd easily take on cell processor system in the form of ps3 ^_^....they are folding monsters. =D.
I love things like this. Shows how complex the universe is and is the reason I dont believe in Evolution. Our best super computer can mimic half a rat brain.
You do know that Rats with a whole brain can't controll their urination and defication. I wonder if they gotta clean up little computer terds and puddles?
makes me wonder how many teraflops will be requires to mimic human brain .
no need to worry about the matrix happening anytime soon
Only half a rat brain? Nature is still so more advanced than technology.
Though I do find part of the news troubling, since I are afeared of AI. Terminator, Matrix, when will it truly happen? Head for the hills!
thats simply amazing. just throw a couple thousand more processors in that badboy and start folding!
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Covert_One24: thats simply amazing. just throw a couple thousand more processors in that badboy and start folding!
Nothing like 1 wu a second =D....rofl..
Seriosuly though, I wonder how many wu's it'd be able to finish in a second...lol..
one step closer to ai. intresting note is taht a desktop computer now si faster than the cray-2 :-p and that was a supercomputer lol.
Kamrooz: Covert_One24: thats simply amazing. just throw a couple thousand more processors in that badboy and start folding! Nothing like 1 wu a second =D....rofl..Seriosuly though, I wonder how many wu's it'd be able to finish in a second...lol..
im going to guess at around 1 billionkillionmilliontrillion and second
It be arouund 18,000 times faster than a PC if not mistaken. Thought the PC's where good for roughly 20GFlops. Give or take a few.
Half a rat brain? So when will they be able simulate a whole lawyer.... err, I mean rat? :) Sorry. Couldn't help myself.
Seriously though, if you consider how far super computers have come in 20 short years, you wonder how much can be solved and understood in another 20 years.
Also, this gives you a perspective on how complex the protein folding project really is. All the teraflops in the scientific community and they still need millions of PC's, Xboxs and PS3s to help. (btw, I have folding@home up and running. Doing my own little part. Team 32407 FTW!)
I used to carry a hammer in my computer tool kit. Just for fixing the packard Bells though.......
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