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1. (WO2018058426) HARDWARE NEURAL NETWORK CONVERSION METHOD, COMPUTING DEVICE, COMPILING METHOD AND NEURAL NETWORK SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE COLLABORATION SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/058426    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2016/100783
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G06N 3/06
Applicants: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
清华大学
Inventors: ZHANG, Youhui
张悠慧
JI, Yu
季宇
Title: HARDWARE NEURAL NETWORK CONVERSION METHOD, COMPUTING DEVICE, COMPILING METHOD AND NEURAL NETWORK SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE COLLABORATION SYSTEM
Abstract:
A hardware neural network conversion method, computing device, compiling method and a neural network software and hardware collaboration system for converting a neural network application (1100) into a hardware neural network fulfilling a hardware constraint condition. The method comprises: obtaining a neural network connection diagram corresponding to the neural network application (S210); splitting the neural network connection diagram into neural network basic units (S220); converting each of the neural network basic units so as to form a network having equivalent functions thereto and formed by connecting basic module virtual entities of neural network hardware (S230); and connecting the obtained basic unit hardware network according to the sequence of splitting so as to create a parameter file for the hardware neural network (S240). The above method provides a novel neural network and a brain-like computing software and hardware system. The addition of a compiling layer (1200) between the neural network application (1100) and the neural network chip (1300) resolves the issue of adaptation between the neural network application (1100) and the neural network application chip (1300) and decouples applications from chip development.