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04:32 pm - 1 Peta FLOPS
According to this article, Japan's MDGrape-3 has recently been clocked in at 1 Peta FLOPS, that's 1015 floating point operations per second.

If the human brain really requires 1016 FLOPS to simulate in real time (this seems to be about typical for estimates of this number), then we only have a factor of 10 to go. Three more years perhaps?

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Date:July 31st, 2006 08:53 am (UTC)

In fact my current preferred approach is to narrow down the structure of the cortex as much as possible and then use a GA to explore this space trying to find the right parameters. Of course if I had 10,000 computers to use it would make the probability of success much higher.

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