IBM Research has uncovered work it is doing to bring the brain’s processing power to computers, in an effort to make it easier for PCs to process vast amounts of data in real time. The researchers want to put brain-related senses like perception and interaction into hardware and software so that computers are able to process and understand the data quicker while consuming less power, said Dharmendra Modha, a researcher at IBM. The researchers are bringing the neuroscience, nanotechnology and supercomputing fields together in an effort to create the new computing platform, he said.
IBM Tries to Bring Brain Power to Computers
Submitted by stonyandcher 2008-11-21 IBM 6 Comments
Maybe they will bring brain power to computers, but not bring back POWER. POWER and PowerPC are dying platforms, lacking a proper commercial support and the guilty companies are not only IBM but all the members of POWER.org.
Back to the topic and abandoning this play of words, this means to implementing features before exclusive to brains into the computing world. I think the title is a bit sensationalistic and looks like one from theinquirer.co.uk. It makes you confuse about what’s the news about, like meaning you can connect your brain for having more processing power on your computer. This would be interesting for certain kind of users, as most people use their brain extremelly too little and computer ricers will love to be able to make this so they can compile their Gentoo packages a lot faster or having some more more frames per second on their resource hungry games.
Edited 2008-11-22 03:53 UTC