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Articles tagged with: computer processors

Million Processor Network Models The Human Brain

If you thought the human brain couldn’t be modeled, think again. The human brain contains 100 billion neurons, each neuron can connect with up to 1 billion other neurons. So how can we simulate the human brain?

A group of researchers from British Universities are working on developing a massive supercomputer that makes use of up to a million ARM processors. The machine will be called SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network Architecture) and will be used to simulate the inner workings of the brain.

New Intel Core i3’s Due Later This Year

We just received word that Intel is expected to launch three new Core i3 processors in the third quarter. Each of the new chips will be reasonably priced, allowing you to experiment with different technologies without the need to justify your decisions. The first of the trio is called the Core i3 2130 and will only cost you $138, giving users a piece of Sandy Bridge technology without hurting the wallet.

The Core i3 is designed to replace the 2120 with a faster clockspeed at 3.4 GHz (an improvement of only 100MHz). The chip has two cores with HyperThreading and givers consumers 3MB of L3 cache but at this price, no Turbo.