Brain Research Challenges Present-Day Supercomputing!

Neuroscience + Supercomputing + Nanotechnology = Human Brain - Big Think

Dear Commons Community,

Science has an interesting article this morning (see below) describing the current state of brain research that relies on supercomputers for analysis.  The article mentions several supercomputer operations around the world that are being used by neuroscientists to map and graph various parts of the brain but in general fall short of what is needed. It is my sense that a whole new generation of computers, probably dependent upon quantum technology, will be needed to provide the data storage and speed for the type of research that neuroscience requires. This is likely a decade away.



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