Scott Lekuch

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Drawing on neuroscience, we have developed a parallel, event-driven kernel for neurosynaptic computation, that is efficient with respect to computation, memory, and communication. Building on the previously demonstrated highlyoptimized software expression of the kernel, here, we demonstrate TrueNorth, a co-designed silicon expression of the kernel.(More)
Modern FPGAs' parallel computing capability and their ability to be reconfigured make them an ideal platform to build accelerators for supercomputing systems. As a multi-core processor, the recently announced Cell Broadband EngineTMl offers tremendous computing power. In this paper, we introduce a prototype system that combines these two types of computing(More)
This paper describes the hardware and software ecosystem encompassing the brain-inspired TrueNorth processor – a 70mW reconfigurable silicon chip with 1 million neurons, 256 million synapses, and 4096 parallel and distributed neural cores. For systems, we present a scale-out system loosely coupling 16 single-chip boards and a scale-up system tightly(More)
In this paper we provide a detailed description of a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based reconfigurable system which has been used in the development of a System on a Chip (SoC) processor and corresponding applications targeted for network computing appliances. The complexity of the processor, in terms of number of hardware threads (64), integrated(More)
Drawing on neuroscience, we have developed a parallel, event-driven kernel for neurosynaptic computation, that is efficient with respect to computation, memory, and communication. Building on the previously demonstrated highly-optimized software expression of the kernel, here, we demonstrate TrueNorth, a co-designed silicon expression of the kernel.(More)
Traditional use of software and hardware simulators and emulators has been in efforts for chip level analysis and verification. However, prototyping and bringup requirements often demands system or platform level integration and analysis requiring new uses of these traditional pre-silicon methods along with novel interpretations of existing hardware to(More)
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