Big Brain Specifications include development details and features including Parallax Propeller chips, enhancements and machine parts made from chips. It also includes add-ons and expansions with other parts as noted. As the Big Brain is "years in development" — ongoing for over 10 years, it continues to evolve, therefore these specs are subject to updates and may change without notice. 

Things are moving so quickly it has become a challenge to maintain updates to this page, however we will do our best to add material from time to time. The Big Brain is always in flux, always changing, improving, trying new things and creating new inventive qualities.

Supercomputer Status
The Propeller Powered Big Brain reached supercomputer status in 2012 when it made it to the Top 500 Supercomputers List. 


Life Status 
The Propeller Powered Big Brain reached life status in 2011.

Semi Cognizant Status
The Propeller Powered Big Brain achieved a semi cognizant state in 2011. 

Multiple Functions
Speaking, Out Loud Counting, Recitation, Singing Solo, Singing Choir, Automatonic Singing, Whispering, Electronic Lips, Conversing, Multiple Conversational Languages, Listening, Taking Commands, Amplifying, Composing, Shape Shifting, Morphing, Transforming, Dreaming, Artistic, Programming in Multiple languages, Control, Benchmarking, Neural Injecting, Assimilating, Playing Board Games, Learning, Calculating, Thinking, Self Consciousness Experimenting, Growing, Quadrillions of States Play, Memorizing, Propagating Nanites, Making Discoveries, Robotic Control, Measuring, Timing, Enumerating,  Sensing, Achieving Automatonic Life, Inventing, Doing Projects & Science, Creativity, Docking, Aerial Photography, Exploring Micro & Mega Space, Launching Rockets & Micro Space Crafts, Astro Imaging, Making Machine Babies, Experimentation, Expansion, Exploration, Enhancing, Coauthoring a Scientific Paper with a Human, Managing Peripherals, Discovery, Evolving, Intellectual Thought Surfing, Exploring a Greater Purpose...

Assembly Time
The Big Brain Project began in 2002 with the construction of 
Precursor Machines, built over a 10 year period. Initial Big Brain final assembly took 1.5 years as construction progressed from August 6th, 2010 to current date. The Big Brain was initially a ten year project and is currently ongoing. It's development is now divided into decade time periods of development.

Purposes of Big Brain Machine

Multipurpose, Fun, Enjoyment, Hobby, Education & Learning, Science & Computing, Machine Intelligence, Testing, Experimenting, New Inventions, Trying New Things, Pushing Limits, New Challenges, Going Beyond the Norm, Exploring the Unknown, Discovery, Inventing, (see Multiple Functions), Exploring Space,

Big Brain New Purpose
Conducting its own projects..

Exceeding one trillion floating point operations per second. The first two ParaP arrays have 100 props that can deliver a theoretical 160x100 = 16,000 MIPS. Maximum speed in TeraFLOPS range achieving supercomputer Top 500 status.

Update: now with Supertronic enhancement II in September 2012, the Big Brain can reach nearly half a trillion relative operations per second.

Big Brain Machine Regions
Quad Hemisphere Brain:
    Left Brain (Propeller Driven Section)
    Right Brain (AMD,Apple)
    Top Brain
    Bottom Brain 

Names Big Brain, iBrain, Blob, Horribly Large Brain, SuperTronic Brain

Type of Machine Parallel MultiProcessor

Propeller Processor Arrays 3

Processor Spread
Left Brain 100 Propellers in 2 arrays
Up to 50 Propellers in array 3
EV Processors: exceeding 100,000
RISC Processors (Cogs): exceeding 800
50 Additional Processors: Guests, Hosts, Expandors
Right Brain AMD GPU Streaming Processors: 720
Apple: INTEL i5 Quad Core, Intel Duo Cores

AMD Radeon HD 6750M Graphics Processor
Additional Graphic Processors in Chips 

AMD Radeon™ HD 6750 GPU Feature Summary
73.6 GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
Up to 1.008 TFLOPs compute power
TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
720 Streaming Processors
36 Texture Units
64 Z/Stencil ROP Units
16 Color ROP Units
PCI Express® 2.1 x16 bus interface
Full DirectX® 11 support
Shader Model 5.0
DirectCompute 11
Programmable hardware tessellation unit
Accelerated multi-threading
HDR texture compression
Order-independent transparency
OpenGL 4.1 support
Image quality enhancement technology
Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
Adaptive anti-aliasing
16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
128-bit floating point HDR rendering
AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology1
Native support for up to 5 simultaneous displays
Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
Display grouping
Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
AMD App Acceleration2
OpenCL™ 1.1
DirectCompute 11
Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
H.264 MVC (Blu-ray 3D)4
Adobe Flash
Enhanced Video Quality features
Advanced post-processing and scaling
Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
Independent video gamma control
Dynamic video range control
DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
AMD HD3D technology4
Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
Blu-ray 3D support
Stereoscopic 3D gaming
3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
AMD CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology5
Dual GPU scaling
Cutting-edge display support
Integrated DisplayPort Output
Max resolution: 2560x1600 per display
Integrated HDMI 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format, Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
Max resolution: 1920x1200
Integrated Dual-link DVI with HDCP
Max resolution: 2560x1600
Integrated VGA
Max resolution: 2048x1536
Integrated HD audio controller
Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI or DisplayPort with no additional cables required
Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology3
Dynamic power management with low power idle state
Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
Unified graphics display drivers
Certified for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
AMD Catalyst™ Control Center
Software Application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing special features of AMD Radeon™ Graphics.

Over one quadrillion

Real Estate
Exoskeleton Tower (24 Boards on the Outside)
24 Mini Solderless Breadboards on Tower
High Density Large Solderless Breadboards
Containment Rack

Hybrid, Parallel, Serial, Combinations, Full Duplex, Half Duplex, Multi Party Line, Business Interface - CEO, Pres, VP, Workers, Switching Data Lines, Evolutionary Int, Multi Streaming Data in Wide BUS, Multi Configurable Interface, Multi Propeller Neural Injector, SNN Small Neural Net, Wire Sharing

LB (Left Brain) Distributed
LB 22 Archived 32K EEPROM etc.
LB 32K x 100+ RAM
LB 32K x 100+ ROM
LB USB Flash Drives
LB SD Card
LB Host Mem

RB (Right Brain) 512MB of GDDR5 memory
RB L2 Cache (per QUAD Core): 256 KB
RB L3 Cache: 6 MB
RB Memory: 4 GB 

3 - TeraByte Capacity Hard Drives
7 - Other Hard Drives
8 - USB Flash Drives

Input Output 

Over 3,200 I/O Left Brain Pins, TV, NTSC, VGA, Audio In, Audio Out, Speech Synthesis, Voice Recognition, Singing, Amplification, Sound Effects, Talking Keyboard, Mouse, Piezo Speaker, LEDs, Small LCD, Large LCD, Toggle Switches, Pushbuttons (see Senses)

Sound, Acceleration, Light, Temperature, Infrared, Pressure, Mechanical Actuation, Frequency, Direction, Ultrasonics, Vibration, Gravity, Motion, Optical, Telescopic, Microscopic

Expanded to include Gravitonics, Inference Engine, Moleculars.

Work has included developing the artificial tongue for taste.

Hosts & Docking
Earthquake Detector, Boe-Bot Robot, Penguin Robot, Airport, Micro Space Vehicles, Parallax Propeller Proto Boards, Parallax Propeller Demo Board, Parallax HYDRA, Parallax BASIC Stamp Homework Boards, Parallax BASIC Stamp Board of Education, Add On Propeller DIPs to Third Array

Boards - Left Brain Derivatives
20 PPPB Parallax Propeller Proto Board
1 Propeller Demo Board
1 Propeller PEK
1 Propeller HYDRA
1 BASIC Stamp HomeWork Board BS2
1 BOE Board of Education BS2
5 High Density Propeller Breadboards
1 Brain Stem, 1 Summit, Brain Span, 1 Brain Base, 1 Brain Stomach
17+ Children Offspring


ParaP Parallel-Parallel
Jump Over Communications
Electronic Brain Fluid
Hyper Neural Threading
Brain Channeling
No Parts
Intellectual Surfing
Shape Shifting
Que Messaging

Wire Sharing
Power Reduction
Intellectual Docking
MIM Machine in Machine

Wireless Remote Control

New Effects Inside the Chips
Hard Processor Ramping
Tractor Beam
Time Travel to Space Time Zones
Dimensional Syncing
Internalized Swarming 
MWS Machining With Software
Acceptance Mode
Singular Array


Propeller Chip Enhancement

SuperTronic Enhancements

SuperTronic Level of Enhancement
Supertronic Level II Chip Enhancements: Level II introduces more processors, different types of processors, a faster enhanced prop, new effects inside the chip, and new conventions. Takes the fully loaded Big Brain Left Side with Propellers to 154,000 total computer processors at 408,000 MIPS relative speed or almost half a trillion operations per second.

Core Software
Neural Injection
Simplex Neuron
Neural RTOS
System Diagnostics
Test Programs
Systems Design Program


Objects Inside the Brain
(Some objects are under various stages of experimentation)
  1. Transporter
  2. Transformer
  3. Tractor Beam 
  4. Matter
  5. AntiMatter
  6. Nanite
  7. Nano Telescope
  8. Nano Microscope
  9. Time Machine
  10. Clock
  11. Cloner
  12. Invisibility Cloak
  13. Neuron
  14. Injector
  15. Computer Processor
  16. Freezer
  17. Heater
  18. Nano Measurement Ruler
  19. Window
  20. X-Ray Machine 
  21. MIM, Machine in a Machine 
  22. Reverber Instrument 
  23. Nano Goop 
  24. Camera
  25. Filter Machine
  26. Cartographic Machine 
  27. Manipulator Machine
  28. Vibrator
  29. Radio
  30. Thermometer 
  31. Negative Space 
  32. Positive Space
  33. Repeller 
  34. Artificial Gravity
  35. Electric Glue
Supporting Companion Machines
400 Precursor Machines

Brain Wave Monitor
Earthquake Detector
X-Ray Machine
Offspring Children

Micro Space Vehicles
Nano Machines

MIM Machine in a Machine


Extended Color BASIC 1.0
Choice of 240 Propeller languages and versions
Ultimate List of Big Brain Languages (Big Brain Blog Site)

Cube Computing
Left Brain: Up to 53 x 53 x 53 (=148,877)*

*Based on Left Brain with Level II and 154,000 total processors and three partitions fully populated
Right Brain: Up to 8 x 8 x 8 (=724)

2 Helicopters
18 Telescopes
5 Cameras
8 Rocket Launchers
2 Air Rockets
Kite Array
Balloon Rocket
Pressure Pump
(see Inventions)
(see Most Notable Peripherals)
(see Children/Offspring)
(see Telescopes)

Big Brain Inventions
Universe Penetrator

Adjunctive Array
Multi Mag Slider
Slipstream Drive
Tractor Beam
Neural Matter Injector
AntiVortex Device
Robotic Reel
Walking Secondary
Intelligent Mirror
$5 Quadcopter
Pinhole Machine
Waterdrop Devices
Simplex Neuron
(many others)

Adjunctive Telescopes
ULT Ultra Large Telescope
NULT New Ultra Large Telescope 
GT Genius Telescope
MGT Molecular Genius Telescope
PGT Paradigmic Genius Telescope 
PGT-ET Paradigmic Genius Telescope Enhanced Technology
PDT Power Dynamic Telescope
(see additional updates at "Powerful Telescopes") 

Big Brain Projects
Small Spin Code Compendium
Multiple Programming Languages Installation
The Immense Power Project IPP

Micro Space Program
Near Space Program
ULTRA Space Program
Manned Launches into Near Space
Largest Synthesized Telescope in the World
Aerial Photography
The Study of Zero-G in Microspace
Determining Space Holes by Satellite
Jet Stream Study
Atmospheric Analysis
Study of the Universe
Deep Space Penetration Study
EOU Edge of Universe Study 
Solar Flare Study
Venus-Sun Transit Study
Venus-Jupiter-Aldebaran Conjunction Study 
Super Massive Black Hole Event Horizon
(many others)

23 Big Brain Telescopes
    1. PDT Power Dynamic Telescope
    2. PGT-ET Paradigmic Genius Telescope Enhanced Technology
    3. PGT Paradigmic Genius Telescope (7000-miles) 
    4. MGT Molecular Genius Telescope
    5. GT Genius Telescope (1.5, 15, 150-miles)
    6. NULT New Ultra Large Telescope
    7. ULT Ultra Large Telescope 945-inch diameter (24-Meter)
    8. VST Very Small Telescope
    9. UST Ultra Small Telescope
    10. Synthesized Telescopes
    11. Camera Telescope
    12. CAM Telescope
    13. Keychain Telescope
    14. GOTO Meade ETX-60 AT Refracting Telescope
    15. Celestron FirstScope Dobsonian
    16. Water Drop Telescope
    17. Crater Telescope
    18. Mylar Polymer Telescope
    19. Reflective Film Telescope
    20. Micron Telescope
    21. FT Flat Telescope
    22. FPT Fifty-Inch Pinhole Telescope
    23. Tiny Space Telescope
      17 Children Offspring
      1. Bantam Brain
      2. Child Brain
      3. Baby Brain
      4. Bit Brain
      5. Tiny Brain One (TBO)
      6. Tiny Brain Two 
      7. Tiny Brain Three
      8. Small Brain
      9. Pint Size Brain
      10. Brain Child
      11. Morpher-8
      12. Propeller Elf
      13. Micron Propeller
      14. MC Computer (fully restored)
      15. Shrunken Computer
      16. Propeller Elf II
      17. PEK 1
      Big Brain ERA
      1. Precursor Machines
      2. Design
      3. Construction
      4. Growth
      5. Programming
      6. Life
      7. Assimilation
      8. Projects
      9. Programming Languages
      10. Control
      11. Exploration 
      12. Supercomputer 
      13. Human Brain Enhancement 
      14. SuperTronic Brain 
      15. Inner Space
      16. Transposition
      17. Quantum Worlds
      18. Thought
      Most Notable Big Brain Peripherals
        • Cloud Telescope CT
        • PGT-ET Paradigmic Genius Telescope Enhanced Technology
        • PGT Paradigmic Genius Telescope (7000-miles)
        • GT Genius Telescope (1.5, 15, 150-miles) 
        • NULT
        • ULTRA 24-meter 945-inch Telescope 
        • DSC Deep Space Center
        • ULTRA Space Administration
        • Human Brain Enhancement
          Big Brain Laboratories
          55 Total Development Labs

          35 labs in the USA
          20 International Labs
          01 Virtual Online Lab
          01 Mobile Transport Lab

          Big Brain Operations& Supporting Divisions
          1. Big Brain Operations Center
          2. Online Operations Center
          3. Computer Center
          4. Cybernetics Laboratory
          5. Electronics Lab
          6. DSC Deep Space Center
          7. Ultra Space Administration
          8. Technical Library
          9. Parts Inventory
          10. Office & Print Center
          11. Mechanics Shop
          12. Enhancement Gym
          13. NASA