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SpiNNaker: Spiking Neural Network Architecture
Website apt.cs.man.ac.uk/projects/SpiNNaker/
Mission statement novel computer architecture inspired by the working of the human brain
Founder Steve Furber

SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network Architecture) is a computer architecture designed by the Advanced Processor Technologies Research Group (APT) at the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, led by Steve Furber, to simulate the human brain. It uses ARM processors in a massively parallel computing platform,[1] based on a six-layer thalamocortical model developed by Eugene Izhikevich.[2][3][1][4]

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  1. ^ a b SpiNNaker Home Page, University of Manchester, retrieved 11 June 2012 
  2. ^ Furber, S. B.; Galluppi, F.; Temple, S.; Plana, L. A. (2014). "The SpiNNaker Project". Proceedings of the IEEE: 1. doi:10.1109/JPROC.2014.2304638. 
  3. ^ Xin Jin; Furber, S. B.; Woods, J. V. (2008). "Efficient modelling of spiking neural networks on a scalable chip multiprocessor". 2008 IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence). pp. 2812–2819. doi:10.1109/IJCNN.2008.4634194. ISBN 978-1-4244-1820-6. 
  4. ^ A million ARM cores to host brain simulator News article on the project in the EE Times