By replacing traditional memory and CPUs with electronic neurons and synapses, scientists aim to create systems that solve complex problems more quickly using less power.
"The computing community is starting to understand that this future beyond the GPU-CPU environment is coming", ORNL's Catherine Schuman stated. As scientists imagine supercomputers after ORNL's Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer, and its successor Frontier, they will look for ways to surpass power and performance limits of traditional computing. "One of those paths forward is to incorporate more novel computing architectures into the supercomputer", she stated.
ORNL will host the second annual International Conference on Neuromorphic Systems in Knoxville, Tennessee from July 23-25, bringing together government, industry and academic professionals to collaborate on neuromorphic computing.