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From Issue #2 (July-December 2018)

The TENNLab Exploratory Neuromorphic Computing Framework

By James S. Plank, Catherine D. Schuman, Grant Bruer, Mark E. Dean, and Garrett S. Rose

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Spiking, neuromorphic computing systems are in a period of active exploration by the computing community. While they feature computational
expressiveness beyond both von Neumann computing models and feed-forward neural networks, they are also challenging to design and program. The TENNLab exploratory neuromorphic computing framework is a software infrastructure, soon to be open-source, whose goal is to enable potential users of spiking, neuromorphic computing systems to develop applications and evaluate computing architectures, and for architecture researchers to develop and evaluate their architectures with a variety of applications. In this letter, we present the software architecture of the TENNLab framework.

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Dirk Duellmann, CERN

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James Hughes, University of California, Santa Cruz

Katia Obraczka - University of California, Santa Cruz

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