This is interesting. 10k processors to simulate a portion of the mouse's brain. This is called strong AI, and the vision is shared by Ray Kurzweil in his latest book: "The singularity is near".
I am now reading Penrose's: "Shadows of the mind"; the author explains that current approaches to simulations (based on the Turing Machine) cannot ignite consciousness.
I would like to understand more about it, and also more about Cell Biology, which I am studying right now, too!