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originally posted by: olaru12
Speaking to Vice the NASA scientist said, “Right now the fastest NASA supercomputers are cranking away at about double the speed of the human brain …If you make a simple calculation using Moore’s Law [which roughly claims computers double in power every two years], you’ll find that these supercomputers, inside of a decade, will have the ability to compute an entire human lifetime of 80 years – including every thought ever conceived during that lifetime – in the span of a month.” - See more at: yournewswire.com...
So NASAs super computers are only double the speed of the human brain? From my observations....that's not very fast! People can't even think fast enough to use their turn signals BEFORE they start their turn.
Markram’s grand vision to simulate an entire brain’s worth of neurons will require epic computing power. The project’s first Blue Gene supercomputer was robust enough to simulate a single neocortical column in a rat (its whole brain has the equivalent of 100,000 columns). The Human Brain Project will eventually need an astronomical amount of memory and computational speed—at least 100 petabytes of RAM and an exaflop—to make its sims possible."
Total combined performance of all 500 systems has grown to 274 Pflop/s, compared to 250 Pflop/s six months ago and 223 Pflop/s one year ago. This increase in installed performance also exhibits a noticeable slowdown in growth compared to the previous long-term trend.
Pleiades Supercomputer Performance Leaps to 5.35 Petaflops with Latest Expansion
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NASA Pleides Supercomputer 5.35PF
For the second time in three months, systems engineers at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility have expanded the agency's flagship Pleiades supercomputer, increasing its theoretical peak performance from 4.49 to 5.35 petaflops (quadrillion floating-point operations per second).