No clock to rule them all

Wahiba Taouali, Thierry Viéville, Nicolas P. Rougier, Frédéric Alexandre
Journal of Physiology-Paris. 2011-01-01; 105(1-3): 83-90
DOI: 10.1016/j.jphysparis.2011.08.005

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1. J Physiol Paris. 2011 Jan-Jun;105(1-3):83-90. doi:
10.1016/j.jphysparis.2011.08.005. Epub 2011 Sep 12.

No clock to rule them all.

Taouali W(1), Viéville T, Rougier NP, Alexandre F.

Author information:
(1)Lorraine Laboratory of IT Research and its Applications, Mixed Research Unit
7053, National Center for Scientific Research, Campus Scientifique,
Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy Cedex, France.

This article introduces general concepts and definitions related to the notion of
asynchronous computation in the framework of artificial neural networks. Using
the dynamic field theory as an illustrative example, we explain why one may want
to perform such asynchronous computation and how one can implement it since this
computational scheme draws several consequences on both the trajectories and the
stability of the whole system. After giving an unequivocal definition of
asynchronous computation, we present a few practically usable methods and
quantitative bounds that can guarantee most of the mesoscopic properties of the

Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jphysparis.2011.08.005
PMID: 21945195 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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