Edge of Chaos Computation in Mixed-Mode VLSI - A Hard Liquid

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 17 (NIPS 2004)

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Felix Schürmann, Karlheinz Meier, Johannes Schemmel


Computation without stable states is a computing paradigm dif- ferent from Turing's and has been demonstrated for various types of simulated neural networks. This publication transfers this to a hardware implemented neural network. Results of a software im- plementation are reproduced showing that the performance peaks when the network exhibits dynamics at the edge of chaos. The liquid computing approach seems well suited for operating analog computing devices such as the used VLSI neural network.