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<p>Spert-II is a high-performance system for signal processing, multimedia, and neural network applications. The system is based on a custom fixed-point vector microprocessor packaged for standard workstations. The microprocessor is a single-chip implementation of the Torrent vector instruction-set architecture. Spert-II includes a versatile set of library routines. It also has a programming environment much like that of a workstation. The authors used the system to accelerate neural net algorithms. When they employed Spert-II to perform training and recall for the neural networks they use in speech recognition research, it proved to be faster than commercial workstations. </p>
James Beck, John Wawrzynek, David Johnson, Krste Asanovic, Brian Kingsbury, Nelson Morgan, "Spert-II: A Vector Microprocessor System", Computer, vol. 29, no. , pp. 79-86, March 1996, doi:10.1109/2.485896
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