"A High-Throughput Screening Approach to Discovering Good Forms of Biologically Inspired Visual Representation" is the title of a paper from MIT and Harvard researcher. The paper can be downloaded from The PLoS Computational Biology. It is about brain modelling. They want to model the how our brain process visual information. The hardware used is GPU (graphical processing unit).
They publish the video which can be seen here. In the video you can see their comments about IBM cat brain. They say implicitly that IBM one do have the power of cat brain but it is not successful (yet) to model how the cat brain works. The same news from Smart Planet can be read here.
Other interesting news recently is about Intel processor with 48 cores. Actually it is 24 dual core connected in mesh network. Beside GPU, this 48-core processor can be used also for brain modeling.
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