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A supercomputer with 1 million cores, which simulates the human brain

On November 2, researchers at the University of Manchester launched the   most powerful supercomputer  whose architecture simulates the human brain.   It employs a million ARM9 cores that can handle 200 trillion operations per second.  Computer designed for 20 years, and another 10 years collected.  The construction work started in 2006, and the total amount spent on the project was £ 15,000,000. How does it work? The main difficulty of such a project is to create iron, which can cope with a multitude of parallel processes in much the same way as a biological brain does.  For example, the human brain consists of approximately 100 billion neurons.  The number of connections between these neurons is astronomical.  The researchers plan to create a model of one billion neurons using their supercomputer, which will be processed in real time.  Despite the fact that this is only one percent of the human brain - a step for computer science is huge.  So far, no supercomputer could