The TrueNorth chip (focus of the DARPA-funded SyNAPSE project, which stands for Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics), is now capable of 1 million programmable neurons, 256 million programmable synapses and 46 billion synaptic operations per second, per watt.
Article in Science journal; posted on Dharmendra Modha’s blog.
As soon as we make available the Corelets programming environment the challenge for our cognitive systems institute collaborators will be to learn our programming environment to either map existing or invent new neural network algorithms to the platform. The benefit will be unprecedented scale, low power, real-time performance, and low volume. Stay tuned to this page for updates on our progress.