Thinking Machines

Thinking Machines

Machine Learning and Its Hardware Implementation

1st Edition - March 27, 2021

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  • Author: Shigeyuki Takano
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182796
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182802

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Thinking Machines: Machine Learning and Its Hardware Implementation covers the theory and application of machine learning, neuromorphic computing and neural networks. This is the first book that focuses on machine learning accelerators and hardware development for machine learning. It presents not only a summary of the latest trends and examples of machine learning hardware and basic knowledge of machine learning in general, but also the main issues involved in its implementation. Readers will learn what is required for the design of machine learning hardware for neuromorphic computing and/or neural networks.This is a recommended book for those who have basic knowledge of machine learning or those who want to learn more about the current trends of machine learning.

Key Features

  • Presents a clear understanding of various available machine learning hardware accelerator solutions that can be applied to selected machine learning algorithms
  • Offers key insights into the development of hardware, from algorithms, software, logic circuits, to hardware accelerators
  • Introduces the baseline characteristics of deep neural network models that should be treated by hardware as well
  • Presents readers with a thorough review of past research and products, explaining how to design through ASIC and FPGA approaches for target machine learning models
  • Surveys current trends and models in neuromorphic computing and neural network hardware architectures
  • Outlines the strategy for advanced hardware development through the example of deep learning accelerators


Graduate students and researchers in computer science/computer engineering, neural engineering, model prediction

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Traditional Microarchitectures
    3. Machine Learning and its Implementation
    4. Applications, ASICs, and Domain-Specific Architectures
    5. Machine Learning Model Development
    6. Performance Improvement Methods
    7. Study of Hardware Implementation
    8. Keys of Hardware Implementation
    9. Conclusion

    A. Basics of Deep Learning
    B. Modeling of Deep Learning Hardware
    C. Advanced Network Models
    D. National Trends for Research and Its Investment
    E. Machine Learning and Social

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: March 27, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182796
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182802

About the Author

Shigeyuki Takano

Shigeyuki Takano received a BEEE from Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan and an MSCE from the University of Aizu, Aizuwakamatsu, Japan. He is currently a PhD student of CSE at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. He previously worked for a leading automotive company and, currently, he is working for a leading high-performance computing company. His research interests include computer architectures, particularly coarse-grained reconfigurable architectures, graph processors, and compiler infrastructures.

Affiliations and Expertise

Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

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