Synaptic Supercomputer Announcement

Today, IBM and Lawrence Livermore National Lab revealed the Synaptic Supercomputer made up of 16 TrueNorth Chips (16 Million Neurons, 4 Billion Synapses) that our group (myself included) has been working on over the last several months (and in some sense, years).

Here are a number of links to the announcements and news:
Wall-Street Journal [Subscription Required]
modha.org [Scaleup Synaptic Supercomputer Blog]
LLNL Perspective [Brian Van Essen]

Simultaneously, several of my colleagues have published a preprint of their work mapping Convolution Neural Networks onto TrueNorth:
Convolution Networks for Fast, Energy-Efficient Neuromorphic Computing

 

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