Combining non-volatile memristors with mixed analog-digital circuits for advanced computing applications

I will discuss our team’s work to copy some of biology's tricks to build more efficient computers and tackle some of today’s hardest problems. Heavy co-design is conducted from the device and circuit level, up to systems and algorithms. In one area, we are exploring high compute density analog operations in neural network dynamics to more rapidly find solutions to intractable Optimization problems, forecasting significant improvement over traditional and emerging compute technologies. I will describe the precision challenges that computing in analog systems poses, and the potential for methods such as analog error-correcting codes to address these.