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NVIDIA TESLA Boosts Research on Artificial Neural Circuits

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:49 am
by Apoptosis
NVIDIA TESLA GPU COMPUTING CLUSTER GIVES BOOST TO EVOLUTION OF NEURAL CIRCUITRY

SANTA CLARA, CA - APRIL 9, 2009 - Evolved Machines, Inc. has activated a 10,800-core parallel computing facility dedicated to the development of artificial neural circuits. The system incorporates 42 NVIDIA®® Tesla™ GPU Computing processors, controlled by 14 quad core AMD Phenom® conventional microprocessors, and has a nominal computation capacity of over 40 TFLOPS.

"The complex mechanisms embedded in biological neural circuitry enable the extraordinary capabilities of the brain," said Paul A. Rhodes, Ph.D., CEO of Evolved Machines. "The simulation of these mechanisms requires an enormous amount of parallel computing power and we get that from NVIDIA's GPU Computing technology. With this new GPU-enabled facility, we expect our work to be able to guide the development of artificial neural circuits which will lie at the heart of a new generation of devices in artificial olfaction and vision."

"Evolved Machines was one of the first companies to recognize the enormous potential of the GPU to solve large complex problems," said Andy Keane, general manager, Tesla business at NVIDIA. "There is perhaps no greater challenge than creating a machine that behaves like a human brain, so we are excited to see what advances in neural science Evolved Machines can make with their new facility." For more information, please visit www.nvidia.com/tesla and www.evolvedmachines.com.

Re: NVIDIA TESLA Boosts Research on Artificial Neural Circuits

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:12 pm
by stev
Now that is some exciting news. If paralyzed people from accidents can benefit from this to walk or have control movements of arms, legs, fingers and toes, their quality of life would greatly improve. Sure, this boarders on the BORG, but in the present day, the benefits to assist anyone who has become disabled is hope.

Back in the late 80s research was going on to have organic type of cells communicate with processor like cells to finally a microprocessor. It was a crude method back then. Seems today that the possibility is nearly around the next corner.