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Issue No.01 - Jan.-Mar. (2014 vol.36)
pp: 58-68
David Alan Grier , George Washington University
ABSTRACT
Steve Furber has made major contributions to both the processor architecture and neural networks fields. He was one of the developers of the Acorn RISC Machine microprocessor, which was the basis for the ARM processors that are now so common in cell phones. He also developed the SpiNNaker system that greatly expanded the power of neural networks. For these contributions, he received the 2013 IEEE Computer Society Pioneer Award. In this interview, David Alan Grier and Furber talk about his early interests, his industry and academic careers, the SpiNNaker project, and developments in the microarchitecture and neural networks fields.
INDEX TERMS
Interviews, Microprocessors, Neural networks, Companies, Printed circuits,SpiNNaker project, history of computing, Steve Furber, neural networks, microarchitecture, processor architecture, Acorn, BBC Micro, ARM processors
CITATION
David Alan Grier, "Steve Furber [Interviews]", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.36, no. 1, pp. 58-68, Jan.-Mar. 2014, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2014.8
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