Accession Number : ADA327554

Title :   SPERT-II: A Vector Microprocessor System and Its Application to Large Problems in Backpropagation Training,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Wawrzynek, John ; Asanovic, Krste ; Kingsbury, Brian ; Beck, James ; Johnson, David

PDF Url : ADA327554

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : We report on our development of a high-performance system for neural network and other signal processing applications. We have designed and implemented a vector microprocessor and packaged it as an attached processor for a conventional workstation. We present performance comparisons with workstations on neural network backpropagation training. The SPERT-II system demonstrates roughly 15 times the performance of a mid-range workstation and five times the performance of a high-end workstation with extensive hand-optimization of both workstation versions.

Descriptors :   *MICROPROCESSORS, ALGORITHMS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, NEURAL NETS, OPTIMIZATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, PATTERN RECOGNITION.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE