Spinnaker: The design automation problem

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

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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. © 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.
Place of PublicationBerlin / Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3642030394, 9783642030390
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event15th International Conference on Neuro-Information Processing, ICONIP 2008 - Auckland
Duration: 1 Jul 2009 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference15th International Conference on Neuro-Information Processing, ICONIP 2008
Period1/07/09 → …


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