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IBM to build brain-like computers

  1. Nov 22, 2008 #1
    IBM to build brain-like computers
    By Jason Palmer
    Science and technology reporter, BBC News

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  3. Dec 2, 2008 #2
  4. Dec 11, 2008 #3
    Meh honestly this isn't something to be excited about. I'll believe it when i see it, or even better when its implemented commercially.
  5. Dec 12, 2008 #4
    I work in this field and I'm pretty sure that this article doesn't actually say anything. They describe essentially the same kinds of things that lots of people are doing and say that they will do it on a Blue Gene.... So what? There are already several other supercomputing collaborations to do this sort of thing. One to my knowledge is also trying to use a Blue Gene supercomputer in collaboration with IBM. At least from that news article, it isn't at all clear what is novel about this one.

    That isn't to say that their project isn't interesting and novel. It very well might be. Just that, this article about it is pretty useless.
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