Artificial Synapses Could Lead to Brainier, Super-Efficient Computers

Artificial Synapses Could Lead to Brainier, Super-Efficient Computers

Brains, beyond their signature achievements in thinking and problem solving, are paragons of energy efficiency.

 
 
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The human brain’s power consumption resembles that of a 20-watt incandescent lightbulb.

In contrast, one of the world’s largest and fastest supercomputers, the K computer in Kobe, Japan, consumes as much as 9.89 megawatts of energy—an amount roughly equivalent

 
 

 

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