Neuromorphic digital synaptic super computer is unveiled by IBM, AFRL

ROME RESEARCH LABS, New York. IBM and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) officials showcased the world's largest neuromorphic digital synaptic super computer at AFRL's Information Directorate Advanced Computing Applications Lab in Rome, New York.

According to AFRL documents, the super computer is named Blue Raven. Its end-to-end IBM TrueNorth ecosystem will aim to deliver the equivalent of 64 million neurons and 16 billion synapses of processing power while only consuming 40 watts, which is the equivalent to a household light bulb.

Researchers believe that the brain inspired neural network approach to computing will be far more efficient for pattern recognition and integrated sensory processing than systems powered by conventional chips, Air Force officials report.