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Today, video cameras are a very common way to gather data from physical processes also thanks to the technological evolution, seen both for the acquisition devices and the visualization/elaboration ones, which brought high quality at low costs. The video world, unfortunately, still suffers from the legacies of the early analog video era, so that engineers(More)
This paper describes the challenge of understanding brain function through high performance computing dealt with by the Human Brain Project, the European Commission Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship involving a consortium of 112 partners spread in 24 European countries. In particular, we describe the activity, performed by one of the Italian units(More)
In this paper, we present the implementation of the Infomax algorithm on a computing unit featuring a typical embedded processor of the ARM family and a second partial execution on a custom CPU developed through the FPGA technology. The computational unit will be the "core" of an instrument which aims at allowing the pregnant mothers a real time monitoring(More)
Understanding and emulating the brain behaviour is one of the most challenging topic in neuroscience but simulating such complicated models always requires a lot of computation and, as a consequence, a lot of time. In order to efficiently evaluate a model it could be very useful to speed up the simulation process by using software or hardware accelerators.(More)