Andreas Olofsson, CEO of Adapteva, has visited the CELEST Neuromorphics Lab. Adapteva is a local startup manufacturing a new family of chips for smartphones and other devices with many more cores inside than the two that processors in some smartphones in use today.
The design developed by Adapteva has 64-cores and will sit inside a device like a tablet or a smartphone and offload the work from the APU or GPU. One of the key features of the Adapteva chip is that it needs only a single watt of power to operate. The Adapteva chip is extremely suitable for neuromorphic computation, and Catalyst and Adapteva are working together to establish a partnership where CELEST researchers will develop neural models to implement on the massively parallel Adapteva chip.