November 20, 2002
Computer To Be As Fast As Human Brain

We are still many years away from having the software that will emulate all human thought processes. Also, this thing will weigh 197 tons:

"ASCI Purple," slated to be completed in 2003, is expected to be the world's first 100-teraflops supercomputer, capable of processing data almost three times faster than current supercomputers.

A human brain's probable processing power is around 100 teraflops, roughly 100 trillion calculations per second, according to Hans Morvec, principal research scientist at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2002 November 20 08:19 AM  Computing Advances


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Linda L Labrador said at May 1, 2004 7:46 AM:

Can a molecular chip be put into the human body and then remotly control the mind and body? How would it be connected to the nervous system and brain? And would or could a
molecularcomputer control it? And where would and how could all the brain and nervous
system fit in a molecular ``chip`` What whould energize it?
Thank You.
Linda L Labrador

Linda L Labrador said at May 1, 2004 7:52 AM:

I sent one already , now I don`t see what I wrote before.

joseph goss said at March 15, 2006 12:55 PM:

human brain is meant to run at 10 pflops

ibm are devolping blue gene / q that will run at 3 pflops

current blue gene / l runs at 280 tflops

100 tflops is not anywhere near human brain speed

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