Exploring the opportunity of implementing neuromorphic computing systems with spintronic devices

TitleExploring the opportunity of implementing neuromorphic computing systems with spintronic devices
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsB Yan, F Chen, Y Zhang, C Song, H Li, and Y Chen
Conference NameProceedings of the 2018 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, Date 2018
Date Published04/2018
Abstract

Many cognitive algorithms such as neural networks cannot be efficiently executed by von Neumann architectures, the performance of which is constrained by the memory wall between microprocessor and memory hierarchy. Hence, researchers started to investigate new computing paradigms such as neuromorphic computing that can adapt their structure to the topology of the algorithms and accelerate their executions. New computing units have been also invented to support this effort by leveraging emerging nano-devices. In this work, we will discuss the opportunity of implementing neuromorphic computing systems with spintronic devices. We will also provide insights on how spintronic devices fit into different part of neuromorphic computing systems. Approaches to optimize the circuits are also discussed.

DOI10.23919/DATE.2018.8341988