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Calculation performances of processors are essential for reducing calculation time of connectionist networks. In this study, fifteen processors were evaluated and compared by using a neuronal power test. The power test is completely described and specified so it can be implemented easily on any type of machine. Test results show that it is no longer necessary to use supercalculators to be able to use artificial neuron networks. They also show that within a ten year span, calculation power of processors has increased by a factor of 50. Evaluation of performances in units of connection per second (CPS) allows estimation of future performance of a connectionist application knowing only the number of connections of the neuron network and the type of processor used.

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Authors: GROSSETIE J, JRC Ispra (IT);PINTI A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ASE 1995, Milano (IT), June 19-21, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38986 ORA
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