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22 August 2005

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click Online | Supercomputer's key to the brain

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click Online | Supercomputer's key to the brain: "With the information gathered in the lab, each of Blue Gene's processors will be programmed to behave like an individual virtual neuron.

Markus Baertschi from IBM, which makes Blue Gene, says: 'We've got 8,000 processors all working in parallel, talking to each other.

'Every processor can simulate one neuron and they can communicate among each other to get to the result of thinking, essentially.'

The simulation will first build up, neuron by neuron, a working model of a part of the brain called the neocortical column."