In-Place Associative Computing

Current Solution
GSI Technology's New APU Solution

GSI Technology is developing a new, patented Associative Processing Unit (APU) that changes the concept of computing from serial data processing—where data is moved back and forth between the processor and memory—to massive parallel data processing, compute, and search in-place directly in the memory array.


This in-place associative computing technology removes the bottleneck at the I/O between the processor and memory. Data is accessed by content and processed directly in place in the memory array without having to cross the I/O. The result is an orders of magnitude performance-over-power ratio improvement compared to conventional methods that use CPU and GPGPU (General Purpose GPU) along with DRAM.


Target applications include memory-bound sparse matrix-vector multiplication,
convolutional neural networks, image detection, signal detection, speech recognition,
recommender systems for e-commerce, and data mining tasks such as prediction, classification, and clustering.

For more information on this exciting new technology, please contact Pat Lasserre at .

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Dr. Avidan Akerib Interview at
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In-Place Associative Computing Interview
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