Device and method for random walk simulation

Application Abstract: A method for simulating a random walk using spiking neuromorphic hardware is provided. The method comprises receiving, by a buffer count neuron, spiking inputs from upstream mesh nodes, wherein the inputs include information packets comprising information associated with a simulation of a random walk process. A buffer generator neuron generates spikes until the buffer count reaches a first predefined threshold, after which it sends buffer spiking outputs to a spike count neuron. The spike count neuron counts the buffer spiking outputs, and a spike generator neuron generates spikes until the spike count neuron reaches a second specified threshold. The spike generator neuron then sends counter spiking outputs to a probability neuron, which selects downstream mesh nodes to receive the counter spiking outputs, wherein the spiking outputs include updated information packets. The probability neuron then sends the spiking outputs to the selected downstream nodes.
Date Added to Site: 12/7/2022
Tech ID: SD 15346
Patent Type: Pending
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.