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IEDM 2015
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Large-scale neural networks implemented with non-volatile memory as the synaptic weight element: Comparative performance analysis (accuracy, speed, and power)

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Abstract

We review our work towards achieving competitive performance (classification accuracies) for on-chip machine learning (ML) of large-scale artificial neural networks (ANN) using Non-Volatile Memory (NVM)-based synapses, despite the inherent random and deterministic imperfections of such devices. We then show that such systems could potentially offer faster (up to 25×) and lower-power (from 120-2850×) ML training than GPU-based hardware.

Date

16 Feb 2015

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IEDM 2015

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