Ising Model Optimization Problems on a FPGA Accelerated Restricted Boltzmann Machine

  title={Ising Model Optimization Problems on a FPGA Accelerated Restricted Boltzmann Machine},
  author={Saavan Patel and Lili Chen and Philip Canoza and Sayeef S. Salahuddin},
  journal={arXiv: Hardware Architecture},
Optimization problems, particularly NP-Hard Combinatorial Optimization problems, are some of the hardest computing problems with no known polynomial time algorithm existing. Recently there has been interest in using dedicated hardware to accelerate the solution to these problems, with physical annealers and quantum adiabatic computers being some of the state of the art. In this work we demonstrate usage of the Restricted Boltzmann Machine (RBM) as a stochastic neural network capable of solving… 

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