The neuromorphic computing systems target researchers in multiple fields, including computational neuroscience and machine learning. Platform users will be able to study network implementations of their choice including simplified versions of brain models developed on the HBP Brain Simulation Platform or generic circuit models based on theoretical work.
The platform also offers industry researchers and technology developers the possibility to experiment with and test applications based on state-of-the-art neuromorphic devices and systems.
Compared to traditional HPC resources, the Neuromorphic systems potentially offer higher speed (real-time or accelerated) and lower energy consumption. The accelerated systems are particularly suited for investigations of plasticity and learning, enabling simulation of hours or days of biological time in only a few seconds.