In-memory computing

Light and in-memory computing help AI achieve ultra-low latency

Ever noticed that annoying lag that sometimes happens during the internet streaming from, say, your favorite football game? Called latency, this brief delay between a camera capturing an event and the event being shown to viewers is surely annoying during the decisive goal at a World Cup final. But it could be deadly for a […]

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Biologically-Inspired Deep Learning Predicts Chords of Bach

Today, as reported in Nature Machine Intelligence, my colleagues and I have demonstrated a novel approach to deep learning that incorporates biologically-inspired neural dynamics and enables in-memory acceleration, bringing it closer to the way in which the human brain works. The results point towards the broad adoption of more biologically-realistic deep learning for applications in […]

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Fulfilling Brain-inspired Hyperdimensional Computing with In-memory Computing

Scientists around the world are inspired by the brain and strive to mimic its abilities in the development of technology. Our research team at IBM Research Europe in Zurich shares this fascination and took inspiration from the cerebral attributes of neuronal circuits like hyperdimensionality to create a novel in-memory hyperdimensional computing system.   The most […]

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Iso-accuracy Deep Learning Inference with In-memory Computing

Can analog AI hardware support deep learning inference without compromising accuracy? Our research team at IBM Research Europe in Zurich thought so when we started developing a groundbreaking technique that achieves both energy efficiency and high accuracy on deep neural network computations using phase-change memory devices. We believe this could be a way forward in […]

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IBM Scientists Demonstrate Mixed-Precision In-Memory Computing for the First Time; Hybrid Design for AI Hardware

Today, we are entering the era of cognitive computing, which holds great promise in deriving intelligence and knowledge from huge volumes of data. One of the biggest challenges in using these huge volumes of data is the fundamental design of today’s computers, which are based on the von Neumann architecture, requiring data to be shuttled […]

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Celebrating Abu Sebastian on National Inventors’ Day

In recognition of National Inventors’ Day, IBM researcher, Abu Sebastian, writes about his life as an inventor and his research on phase-change memory devices. Inventions come in different forms. Often, they are specific tricks or improvements that help us overcome a roadblock that presents itself when developing a specific product or prototype. But what really […]

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IBM Scientists Demonstrate In-memory Computing with 1 Million Devices for Applications in AI

“In-memory computing” or “computational memory” is an emerging concept that uses the physical properties of memory devices for both storing and processing information. This is counter to current von Neumann systems and devices, such as standard desktop computers, laptops and even cellphones, which shuttle data back and forth between memory and the computing unit, thus […]

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