29 Sep '14, 7pm

How IBM Got Brainlike Efficiency From the TrueNorth Chip

How IBM Got Brainlike Efficiency From the TrueNorth Chip

Neuromorphic computer chips meant to mimic the neural network architecture of biological brains have generally fallen short of their wetware counterparts in efficiency—a crucial factor that has limited practical applications for such chips. That could be changing. At a power density of just 20 milliwatts per square centimeter, IBM’s new brain-inspired chip comes tantalizingly close to such wetware efficiency . The hope is that it could bring brainlike intelligence to the sensors of smartphones, smart cars, and—if IBM has its way—everything else. The latest IBM neurosynaptic computer chip , called TrueNorth, consists of 1 million programmable neurons and 256 million programmable synapses conveying signals between the digital neurons. Each of the chip’s 4,096 neurosynaptic cores includes the entire computing package: memory, computation, and communication. Such architecture ...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/how-ibm-got-b...

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