IBM's 'brain-inspired' supercomputer to help watch over US nuclear arsenal

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Plazma Inferno!, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a federal government research facility in California, tasked with ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the United States nuclear deterrent, is working alongside IBM on what's been described as a "first of a kind" brain-inspired supercomputing platform for deep learning.
    The neural-network will be based on IBM's neurosynaptic TrueNorth computer chips. These processors are designed to aid computers in performing cognitive tasks, such as pattern recognition and sensory processing, more efficiently than conventional computer chips.
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will use the new system to "explore new computing capabilities" surrounding the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) missions in cybersecurity, control of US nuclear weapons, and, in theory, management of agreements to reduce the number of nuclear missiles in the world.

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  3. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

    The computer will simulate approximately 16 million neurons which is approximately the number of neurons in a frog. This is pretty impressive. Maybe the most impressive part is that the 16 TrueNorth chips in the platform will only consume about 2.5 watts!
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