IBM Working on Computer Programming Model Based on Human Brain

Non-sequential architecture


IBM on Thursday announced a new computer programming framework that draws inspiration from the way the human brain receives data, processes it, and instructs the body to act upon it while requiring relatively tiny amounts of energy to do so.

"Dramatically different from traditional software, IBM's new programming model breaks the mold of sequential operation underlying today's von Neumann architectures and computers. It is instead tailored for a new class of distributed, highly interconnected, asynchronous, parallel, large-scale cognitive computing architectures," IBM said in a statement introducing recent advances made by its Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) project.