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What is Blue Brain Project ?
What is the Aim of developing it ?
What is a Virtual Brain ?
How is it possible?
Building a virtual brain
Computer hardware / Supercomputers
Advantages & Disadvantages
It gets deceases which leads to death…
Short term memory
Memory power decreases with age
Why the name BLUE BRAIN ?
What is the purpose ?
To gain a complete understanding of
the brain and to enable better and faster
development of brain disease
Virtual brain is an artificial brain, which can act as
the human brain.
Intelligence is the inborn quality that cannot be
What if we upload ourselves into computer, we
were simply aware of a computer, or maybe, what
if we lived in a computer as a program?
We only know the media and contents.
The primary software used –NEURON
-Emergent properties are seen that require larger and
-To build a generalized simulation tool,
- To couple the brain simulations to all environments
-To be able to understand and reproduce human
RTNeuron :: the primary
application for visualization
of neural simulations.
RTNeuron takes the
output from other
simulations and renders
them into 3D.
Multi scaled visualizations
neurons of a whole cortical
RTNeuron visualization of a neuron
Blue Gene Supercomputer
Commodity PC Clusters
DEEP exascale computers
Blue Gene/P technical specifications:
4,096 quad-core nodes (16,384 cores in total)
Total: 56 teraflops, 16 terabytes of memory 4 racks,
GPFS parallel file system
Operating system: Linux SuSE SLES 10
Public front end:bluegene.epfl.ch and processing log
When and by whom?
Presently ranked above 500
11 node cluster, 3.47 GHz processors (Intel Xeon
24 GB RAM, 3 Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 GPUs
Full-HD passive stereo display connected to two GPUs
on head node
~ 1.6 petaflops
World's 8th fastest
Aims to develop a
realistic model of the
JuQUEEN supercomputer in Germany
Will be built using Intel
1 exaflops of
performance required for
a complete human brain
DEEP cluster-booster architecture
Remembering things without effort.
Using intelligence beyond life.
Making decisions without the presence of a person.
Animals thoughts can also be analyzed.
It would allow the deaf to hear via direct nerve
stimulation, and also be helpful for many psychological
More dependent upon the
Others may use technical
knowledge against us.
Computer viruses will pose an
increasingly critical threat.
The real threat, however, is the
fear that people will have of new