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International team completely revamped the structure of a popular simulation algorithm.
Reduces time to process tens of thousands of data transfers by threefold.
Digital brains would enable testing of current theories of cognition.
3 pound organ are over 100 billion neurons and trillions of synapses.
New technology exploits the increased parallelism of modern microprocessors.
The study was published in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.