Tag Results for blue brain (9)

  1. UPDATE: IBM "very much involved" with Blue Brain Project

    On January 8, I wrote that IBM had pulled out of the collaboration with the Blue Brain project. It's not true; but actually to appropriate Peter Woit's complaint about string theory, it's not even wrong. Let's unpack. The reporting on the Blue Brain project so far has been heavy on hand-waving and light on technology and business details. That might have something to do with the fact that not even the people at IBM are clear on their relationship with the Blue Brain project. Even at IBM's T.J. Watson research campus in New York, where much of the …

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  2. IBM pulls out of Blue Brain collaboration

    UPDATE posted 1-22-2009 Today, a tersely worded note arrived in my inbox from an IBM spokesperson, who said, "IBM Research completed the first phase of the BlueBrain project and we are not involved with the second phase." This was something of a surprise, given the hype surrounding the future of the Blue Brain collaboration, and the extensive roadmap that had Henry Markram, the project's director, building ever bigger and more complex models on ever more capable Blue Gene upgrades. The final goal was the full-scale, near-biological simulation of a human brain. The 22.8 Tflop IBM Blue Gene/L currently humming away …

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