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A Supercomputer for Neural Computation Krste Asanovi c, James Beck, Jerome Feldman, Nelson Morgan, and John Wawrzynek
 

Summary: A Supercomputer for Neural Computation
Krste Asanovi c, James Beck, Jerome Feldman, Nelson Morgan, and John Wawrzynek
Abstract| The requirement to train large
neural networks quickly has prompted the
design of a new massively parallel supercom-
puter using custom VLSI. This design fea-
tures 128 processing nodes, communicating
over a mesh network connected directly to
the processor chip. Studies show peak perfor-
mance in the range of 160 billion arithmetic
operations per second. This paper presents
the case for custom hardware that combines
neural network-speci c features with a gen-
eral programmable machine architecture, and
brie y describes the design in progress.
I. Introduction
The design and construction of a supercomputer
speci cally tailored for neural computation is a for-
midable task. We have undertaken this challenge
with the twin goals of advancing the science of com-

  

Source: Asanovic, Krste - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory & Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences