brain simulation

An $18m supercomputer to simulate barins

Posted in Software on 10th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

HPE has sold an SGI 8600 supercomputer system to a Swiss research institute for the Blue Brain Project's modelling of a mouse brains thalamus and neocortex.

Largest network of cortical neurons mapped from 100 terabytes of data

Posted in Science on 3rd Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

"Functional connectomics" research bridges the gap between function and wiring in the brain, a major step in an IARPA project to create a roadmap to reverse-engineer the brain.

Bee brain simulation used to pilot a drone

Posted in Software on 15th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

The aim of the project is to completely reproduce a bee's brain in digital form, allowing at some point, a flying robot to function as the real thing with onlookers none the wiser.

Optical fibers demonstrate brain-like computing

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers have simulated neural networks and synapses in the brain using optical pulses as information carriers over fibers made from light-sensitive glass.

Are efforts at total brain simulation putting the cart before the horse?

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

Since it was awarded a one billion euro, decade-long research grant last year, the Human Brain Project has been the center of extreme excitement and heavy criticism.