Tomorrow, a company I wrote about for Geekwire in 2015 will emerge from stealth mode.
My story was the only one written about it for the past three years.
Here’s the first story, below.
I’ll update it tomorrow, correcting a few facts that changed.
The original story, after all, was still just a concept that a group of very smart people thought could work.
They had yet to built it and test it.
New startup building ‘desktop supercomputer,’ seeking big breakthroughs using chips that work like the human brain
By M. Sharon Baker
The first computer system incorporating IBM’s TrueNorth computer chip was conceived in Deer Valley, Utah last month, in a mere four days at the Future in Review conference.
Under the direction of Mark R. Anderson, a handpicked group of computer executives from different companies designed a desktop supercomputer system as part of a CTO challenge at Anderson’s annual conference, also known as FiRE.
They designed the Pattern Computer as a general purpose computer, one that runs on any operating system, and is highly efficient, extensible, scalable and unbelievably fast. It will be built using commodity hardware, connect to the new 100Gbps Pacific Research Platform, and run TrueNorth and other new brain-inspired chips as co-processors.
The Pattern Computer is designed to discover patterns in big data – not just the ones expected or postulated but revealing those “where we might otherwise not see them,” said Anderson, who is well known within tech circles for his accurate predictions.