WIT Press


Comparing The Performance Of Fifteen Processors Using The CPS Unit

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ASE950111

Volume

11

Pages

10

Published

1995

Size

820 kb

Author(s)

A. Pinti & J.-C. Grossetie

Abstract

Calculation performances of processors are essential for reducing calculation time of connectionist networks. In this study, 15 processors were evaluated and compared by using a neuronal power test. The power test is completely described and specified so it can be easily implemented on any type of machine. Test results show that today, it is not necessary to use supercalculators anymore to be able to use artificial neuron networks. They also show that within a ten year span, calculation power of processors has increased by a factor 50. Evaluation of performances in units of Connection Per Second (CPS) allows estimation of future performance of a connectionist application by knowing only the number of connections of the neuron network and the type of processor used. 1 I

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