Rat Brain Simulator Calls IBM's Cat Brain Simulation Bogus

The cat brain simulation IBM supposedly pulled off has just been called out as a "PR stunt" by the leader of the Blue Brain project, who says that it's all a "mass deception of the public."

Henry Markram, the Blue Brain guy, says in an email to IBM's CTO, that the project is not even close to an ants brain and that the kind of simulations pulled off by IBM are trivial. He also calls the whole thing "stupid", and "extremely harmful to the field." [IEEE via Popsci]