8. Creating the Future

By Dave Clark, University of Manchester, UK | Andreas Dixius, TU Dresden, Germany | Steve Furber, University of Manchester, UK | Jim Garside, University of Manchester, UK | Michael Hopkins, University of Manchester, UK | Sebastian Höppner, TU Dresden, Germany | Dongwei Hu, University of Manchester, UK | Florian Kelber, TU Dresden, Germany | Gengting Liu, aiCTX, Zurich, Switzerland | Christian Mayr, TU Dresden, Germany | Mantas Mikaitis, University of Manchester, UK | Felix Neumärker, TU Dresden, Germany | Johannes Partzsch, TU Dresden, Germany | Stefan Schiefer, TU Dresden, Germany | Stefan Scholze, TU Dresden, Germany | Delong Shang, University of Manchester, UK | Marco Stolba, TU Dresden, Germany

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© 2020 Dave Clark | Andreas Dixius | Steve Furber | Jim Garside | Michael Hopkins | Sebastian Höppner | Dongwei Hu | Florian Kelber | Gengting Liu | Christian Mayr | Mantas Mikaitis | Felix Neumärker | Johannes Partzsch | Stefan Schiefer | Stefan Scholze | Delong Shang | Marco Stolba


In this chapter, we take a look into the future of this technology. First we survey interesting developments in hardware accelerators for SNNs and ANNs, but then we focus primarily on the second-generation SpiNNaker developments. Here we will refer to the current SpiNNaker machine as SpiNNaker1 and the second generation machine as SpiNNaker2.