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US researchers have simulated half a virtual mouse brain on a supercomputer.
The scientists ran a "cortical simulator" that was as big and as complex as half of a mouse brain on the BlueGene L supercomputer.
Half a real mouse brain isa thought to have about eight million neurons each one of which can have up to 8,000 synapses, or connections, with other nerve fibres.
The team, from the IBM Almaden Research Lab and the University of Nevada, ran the simulation on a BlueGene L supercomputer that had 4096 processors, each one of which used 256MB of memory.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Wow, that much power needed to simulate 1/2 a mouse brain. Nature is truly amazing!