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Extending BrainScaleS OS for BrainScaleS-2

By Eric Müller, Christian Mauch, Philipp Spilger, Oliver Julien Breitwieser, Johann Klähn, David Stöckel, Timo Wunderlich and Johannes Schemmel


BrainScaleS-2 is a mixed-signal accelerated neuromorphic system targeted for research in the fields of computational neuroscience and beyond-von-Neumann computing. To augment its flexibility, the analog neural network core is accompanied by an embedded SIMD microprocessor. The BrainScaleS Operating System (BrainScaleS OS) is a software stack designed for the user-friendly operation of the BrainScaleS architectures. We present and walk through the software-architectural enhancements that were introduced for the BrainScaleS-2 architecture. Finally, using a second-version BrainScaleS-2 prototype we demonstrate its application in an example experiment based on spike-based expectation maximization

Topics: Computer Science - Neural and Evolutionary Computing
Year: 2020
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