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January 29, 2006 5:51 PM   Subscribe

Blue Gene bears Blue Brain beats Deep Blue. Dr. Henry Markram answers questions in the FAQ. Neurons are beautiful. Blue Gene/L is now the fastest supercomputer in the world. IBM Research rocks. Deep Blue beat Kasparov almost a decade ago. Feeling Blue?
posted by reflection (10 comments total)

 
IBM Research link should go to the front page.

And all that, just so I could tell you to go to your public library for a detailed look at this project by Dr. Markram in the February edition of Nature Reviews Neuroscience. (subscription only link) (or AskMe.)
posted by reflection at 5:54 PM on January 29, 2006


I like to sit and watch my nuclear thermodynamics calculations unfold while drinking a refreshing Pepsi Deep Blue.
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 6:37 PM on January 29, 2006


I'm just amazed that IBM are building the processors for all three of the new-generation consoles. Indeed, who would have thunk.
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 6:41 PM on January 29, 2006


It still has trouble with Half-Life 2. Go figure.
posted by bardic at 7:02 PM on January 29, 2006


See also, The Human Brain Project.
posted by reflection at 7:18 PM on January 29, 2006


Meh just a bunch of PowerPC 700 Mhz processors. 64 racks 1024/ rack = 65536. Oh and those are dual core processors so thats like 131072 processors. From a system/software perspective that's impressive, but as far as cutting edge processor technology the power6/cell chips are more impressive.
posted by jeblis at 9:42 PM on January 29, 2006


I wonder if Laurie Anderson had a hand in this?
posted by Viomeda at 9:57 PM on January 29, 2006


some beautiful stuff, thanks
posted by ori at 2:26 AM on January 30, 2006



SINGLE NEURON TASK FORCE MEETING


This cracked me up.
posted by srboisvert at 2:56 AM on January 30, 2006


I'm pretty sure algorithms has advanced so much that commercial chess programs like Junior running on a modern laptop can beat the original Deep Blue at chess.
posted by driveler at 7:18 AM on January 30, 2006


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