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Human Brain-Like Supercomputer Coming Next Year


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Artist's impression of what the neuromorphic supercomputer will look like.

The DeepSouth neuromorphic supercomputer will achieve levels of parallel processing approaching that of the human brain through the use of neuromorphic engineering, which mimics the brain's functioning.

Credit: Western Sydney University

Researchers at Australia's International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) at Western Sydney University have developed a neuromorphic supercomputer than can perform 228 trillion synaptic operations per second, similar to the number the human brain can handle.

The DeepSouth supercomputer, expected to be operational by April, is notable for being smaller than conventional supercomputers, as well as able to process substantial amounts of data at a rapid pace using much less power.

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