Tvm: Technopark based PIT Solutions has announced a partnership with Dr. Henry Markram, Director of the famed Blue Brain Project. PIT Solutions will provide comprehensive IT support to the project and will be doing the web development part of the Blue Brain Project.
The Blue Brain Project is the first comprehensive attempt to reverse-engineer the mammalian brain, in order to understand brain function and dysfunction through detailed simulations. According to Dr. Henry Markram, who heads the Blue Brain project, “The mysteries of the mind can be solved…soon. Mental illness, memory and perception, which are triggered by neurons and electric signals, will soon be treated with a supercomputer that models all the brain’s 100,000,000,000,000 synapses”. The project involves an attempt to build a computerized copy of a brain, starting with a rat’s brain, and then progressing to a human brain, inside one of the world’s most powerful computers. This, it is hoped, will bring into being a mind that will be able to think, reason, express will, lay down memories and perhaps even experience love, anger, sadness, pain and joy.
The project will be extended all support related to IT by PIT Solutions. Elaborating that a new chapter has been opened in its partnership with Dr Henry’s Blue Brain project, Rafeek K Mohammed, CEO & Partner and Thomaskutty Sebastian, Head of Business Development & Partner, ( or cofounders) PIT Solutions, said that the new partnership would enable PIT Solutions to enter an exciting and niche area in software development business thereby giving excellent opportunities for highly talented software professionals of the state to be involved in ground breaking software engineering projects. The team size at PIT Solutions is expected to grown in significant numbers in the next years”
Dr. Henry Markram, Project Director of the Blue Brain Project, elaborated on the project in India at a talk organized as part of the new announcement of the new partnership.
As part of the new partnership, PIT Solutions will deploy its IT infrastructure and expertise in supporting the various research programmes that are being undertaken as part of the Blue Brain Project. PIT Solutions will consider the new project as a challenge considering that the Blur Brain project is being keenly watched in the international arena.