Saturday, November 16, 2013

Brain Cortex Undiscovered Part 33b

1st cortex inside this supercomputer

The tomb archive was unearthed and while sifting through ancient lab records, a very interesting treasure appeared. Apparently the first brain cortex was constructed using the Lab's first BASIC Stamp Supercomputer (BSS) in March 2009 and then became buried in the annuls of time.

(Prior to this time, in February of 2007, an early cortex simulator machine was built. It's undecided if this was the Lab's first Cortex or not. For more information, follow the link.)

This first brain cortex lived and resided inside configurations of the BSS super computer and had an expanse extending into the Master Offloader Machine M.O.M.

This special brain cortex was created by using the existing hardware that made up the supercomputer and its peripherals.

The first brain cortex was developmentally dubbed the Partial Brain Cortex because it showed exampling simple ways that a real cortex functions, it served to create a portion of a brain and then a detailed analysis was performed on it.

This is the first record of the construction of a brain cortex in the Lab using a series of BASIC Stamp boards located inside the BSS. The power of the cortex was accessed in a variety of boards connected in Parallel. In essence, this may be the Lab's only Basic Stamp brain cortex as following this time period, cortex were created with Parallax Propeller chips.

As seen in the photo, the configured partial brain cortex has access to not only the Basic Stamp Supercomputer, but its M.O.M. Master Offloader Machine for ten additional processors. The brain cortex experimented with interfacing, software and was one of the first machine-in-a-machine experiments. The BSS had a varying number of processors leading up to a 22 core machine. Together with the M.O.M. machine, the experimental cortex could max out at 32 parallel processors, more than enough to run experiments and develop new brain cortex algorithms.

The first brain cortex is now added to the list of machines in the Genealogy section.

During March of 2009, to get an idea of what the lab was working on, research shows that work was progressing with the Master Offloader Machine, the Basic Stamp Supercomputer, and the 3DSC (3D Stamp Computer). StampOne News! was ready for release with a featured 3DSC construction article. Penguin robot had 12 brains with eleven more that were added to create a big Penguin brain.

In the time period following 2009, the focus was creating a general brain which led to the Big Brain. By July 2nd, 2011, the Big Brain offspring was reduced to the size of a small jar and "Propeller Brain in a Jar" was born. However, the large focus was not on the brain's cortex until the year 2013, when the Lab introduced new concepts of human-to-machine (H2M) brain transfer, immortality, and a cortex in a large jar. 

Index to the Brain Cortex