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Acceleration of spiking neural networks in emerging multi-core and GPU architectures

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Acceleration of spiking neural networks in emerging multi-core and GPU architectures
Recently, there has been strong interest in large-scale simulations of biological spiking neural networks (SNN) to model the human brain mechanisms and capture its inference capabilities. Among various spiking neuron models, the Hodgkin-Huxley model is the oldest and most compute intensive, whereas the more recent Izhikevich model is very compute efficient. Some of the recent multi-core processors and accelerators including Graphical Processing Units, IBM's Cell Broadband Engine, AMD Opteron, and Intel Xeon can take advantage of task and thread level parallelism, making them good candidates for large-scale SNN simulations. In this paper we implement and analyze two character recognition networks based on these spiking neuron models. We investigate the performance improvement and optimization techniques for SNNs on these accelerators over an equivalent software implementation on a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad. We report significant speedups of the two SNNs on these architectures. It ...
Mohammad A. Bhuiyan, Vivek K. Pallipuram, Melissa
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where IPPS
Authors Mohammad A. Bhuiyan, Vivek K. Pallipuram, Melissa C. Smith
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