Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory And IBM Collaborate To Build Brain-Inspired …

LIVERMORE, Calif. and ARMONK, N.Y., March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced it has purchased a first-of-a-kind brain-inspired supercomputing platform for deep learning inference developed by IBM Research (NYSE: IBM). Based on a breakthrough neurosynaptic computer chip called IBM TrueNorth, the scalable platform will process the equivalent of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapses and consume the energy equivalent of a tablet computer – a mere 2.5 watts of power for the 16 TrueNorth chips. The brain-like, neural network design of the IBM Neuromorphic System is able to infer complex cognitive tasks such as pattern recognition and integrated sensory processing far more efficiently than conventional chips.The new system will be used to explore new computing capabilities important to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) missions…


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