2. The SpiNNaker Chip

By Jim Garside, University of Manchester, UK | Luis A. Plana, University of Manchester, UK

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Published: 31 Mar 2020

© 2020 Jim Garside | Luis A. Plana


The central component in the SpiNNaker system is the SpiNNaker chip, and the central focus of the SpiNNaker chip is scalability. The key concepts were described in the previous chapter, but now these concepts must be realised in practice. This realisation, which took 40 person-years of design effort and 5 years of elapsed time, is the subject of this chapter.