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15:15 - 16:30 16 March 2018

Brain Meeting: SpiNNaker - biologically-inspired massively-parallel computing

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4th floor seminar room | Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (link Map)
12 Queen Square | London | WC1N 3BG | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker: Steven Furber (University of Manchester)

"SpiNNaker - biologically-inspired massively-parallel computing" The SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network Architecture) project aims to produce a massively-parallel computer capable of modelling large-scale neural networks in biological real time. The machine has been 18 years in conception and ten years in construction, and has so far delivered a 500,000-core machine in six 19-inch racks, and now being expanded towards the million-core full system. Although primarily intended as a platform to support research into information processing in the brain, SpiNNaker has also proved useful for Deep Networks and similar applied Big Data applications. In this talk I will present an overview of the machine and the design principles that went into its development, and I will indicate the sort of applications for which it is proving useful.

There will be coffee, tea and cake prepared at the conservatory directly after the talk!


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