SpiNNaker: The design automation problem

Andrew D. Brown, David Lester, Luis Plana, Steve Furber, Peter Wilson

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Abstract

This paper describes the design automation issues and techniques used to design a massively parallel processing platform - SpiNNaker - from a hardware and systems design perspective. The emphasis of this paper is addressing the key problem of resource mapping, where multiple threaded programs are to be targeted onto a hardware platform that consists of multiple ARM cores and other resources such as memory and networks. In addition, the design environment is considered to ensure that a designer can program applications onto this environment in a practical manner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Neuro-Information Processing (ICONIP) 2008
EditorsM. Koppen, N. Kasabov, G. Coghill
Place of PublicationHeidelberg, Germany
PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
Pages1049-1056
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642030390
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2009
Event15th International Conference on Neuro-Information Processing, ICONIP 2008 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 25 Nov 200828 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5507

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Neuro-Information Processing, ICONIP 2008
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period25/11/0828/11/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Brown, A. D., Lester, D., Plana, L., Furber, S., & Wilson, P. (2009). SpiNNaker: The design automation problem. In M. Koppen, N. Kasabov, & G. Coghill (Eds.), Advances in Neuro-Information Processing (ICONIP) 2008 (pp. 1049-1056). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5507 , No. PART 2). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03040-6_127