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Neural systems engineering (PDF, 0.5MB)
A manifesto for the SpiNNaker project, surveying and reviewing the general level of understanding of brain function and approaches to building computer modelof the brain.

A GALS infrastructure for a massively parallel multiprocessor (PDF, 0.9MB)
A description of the Globally Asynchronous, Locally Synchronous (GALS) nature of SpiNNaker, with an overview of the asynchronous communications hardware designed to transmit neural 'spikes' between processors.

Understanding the interconnection network of SpiNNaker (PDF, 0.7MB)
Modelling and analysis of the SpiNNaker interconnect in a million-core machine, showing the suitability of the packet-switched network for large-scale spiking neural network simulation.

Concurrent heterogeneous neural model simulation on real-time neuromimetic hardware (PDF, 2.8MB)
A demonstration of SpiNNaker's ability to simulate different neural models (simultaneously, if necessary) in contrast to other neuromorphic hardware.

Power-efficient simulation of detailed cortical microcircuits on SpiNNaker (PDF, 1.7MB)
Four-chip, real-time simulation of a four-million-synapse cortical circuit, showing the extreme energy efficiency of the SpiNNaker architecture.

Hardware Architecture and Design

Neural Simulation and System Software

Neural Engineering