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Design of a MIMD neural network processor
Author(s): Richard E. Saeks; Kevin L. Priddy; Robert M. Pap; S. Stowell
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Paper Abstract

The Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) neural network processor (NNP) module is a fully programmable multiple instruction multiple data (MIMD) parallel processor optimized for the implementation of neural networks. The AAC NNP design fully exploits the intrinsic sparseness of neural network topologies. Moreover, by using a MIMD parallel processing architecture one can update multiple neurons in parallel with efficiency approaching 100 percent as the size of the network increases. Each AAC NNP module has 8 K neurons and 32 K interconnections and is capable of 140,000,000 connections per second with an eight processor array capable of over one billion connections per second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2243, Applications of Artificial Neural Networks V, (2 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169980
Show Author Affiliations
Richard E. Saeks, Accurate Automation Corp. (United States)
Kevin L. Priddy, Accurate Automation Corp. (United States)
Robert M. Pap, Accurate Automation Corp. (United States)
S. Stowell, I.D.E.A. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2243:
Applications of Artificial Neural Networks V
Steven K. Rogers; Dennis W. Ruck, Editor(s)

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