The Blue Brain project

A project in which using the huge computational capacity IBM's Blue Gene supercomputer a detailed model of the human brain is created.
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The Blue Brain project is the first comprehensive attempt to reverse-engineer the mammalian brain, in order to understand brain function and dysfunction through detailed simulations.

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Simulating the microcircuit

Once the microcircuit is built, the exciting work of making the circuit function can begin. All the 8192 processors of the Blue Gene are pressed into service, in a massively parallel computation solving the complex mathematical equations that govern the electrical activity in each neuron when a stimulus is applied.
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A few benefits of the Blue Brain Project

Gathering and Testing 100 Years of Data

Cracking the Neural Code

Understanding Neocortical Information Processing

A Novel Tool for Drug Discovery for Brain Disorders

A Global Facility

A Foundation for Whole Brain Simulations

A Foundation for Molecular Modeling of Brain Function

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