Neural networks are inspired by biological systems, in particular the human brain. Through the combination of powerful computing resources and novel architectures for neurons, neural networks have achieved state-of-the-art results in many domains such as computer vision and machine translation. FPGAs are a natural choice for implementing neural networks as they can handle different algorithms in computing, logic, and memory resources in the same device. Faster performance comparing to competitive implementations as the user can hardcore operations into the hardware. Software developers can use the OpenCL™ device1 C level programming standard to target FPGAs as accelerators to standard CPUs without having to deal with hardware level design.
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