Saturday, April 28, 2007

Supercomputer shows intelligence of retard mice

OK, so we can simulate the behavior of a retarded brain damaged mouse, and it only takes 4,000+ CPU's with 256M of memory each. I'm completely underwhelmed. OTOH, morons like Harry Reid might be able to get a brain transplant and upgrade their intelligence to that of a low level brain damaged rodent.

[...]The team, from the IBM Almaden Research Lab and the University of Nevada, ran the simulation on a BlueGene L supercomputer that had 4,096 processors, each one of which used 256MB of memory.

Using this machine the researchers created half a virtual mouse brain that had 8,000 neurons that had up to 6,300 synapses.

The vast complexity of the simulation meant that it was only run for ten seconds at a speed ten times slower than real life - the equivalent of one second in a real mouse brain[...]

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