Re: neural nets

From: Russell Wallace (
Date: Tue Jan 24 2006 - 10:59:03 MST

On 1/12/06, CyTG <> wrote:
> On my machine, a 3GHz workstation, im able to run a feedforward network at
> about 150.000 operations /second WITH training(backprop) .. take training
> out of the equation and we may, lets shoot high, land on 1 million 'touched'
> neurons/second

I'm curious: in most artificial "neural nets" the basic operation is dot
product of input and weight vectors, with some function e.g. sigmoid on the
final output - 2 flops per connection. What are you doing that's taking a
thousand times longer?

- Russell

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