UC Santa Barbara
Weighted p -Bits for FPGA Implementation of Probabilistic Circuits.
- Author(s): Pervaiz, Ahmed Zeeshan
- Sutton, Brian M
- Ghantasala, Lakshmi Anirudh
- Camsari, Kerem Y
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1109/tnnls.2018.2874565
Probabilistic spin logic is a recently proposed computing paradigm based on unstable stochastic units called probabilistic bits ( p -bits) that can be correlated to form probabilistic circuits (p-circuits). These p-circuits can be used to solve the problems of optimization, inference, and implement precise Boolean functions in an "inverted" mode, where a given Boolean circuit can operate in reverse to find the input combinations that are consistent with a given output. In this brief, we present a scalable field-programmable gate array implementation of such invertible p-circuits. We implement a "weighted" p -bit that combines stochastic units with localized memory structures. We also present a generalized tile of weighted p -bits to which a large class of problems beyond invertible Boolean logic can be mapped and how invertibility can be applied to interesting problems such as the NP-complete subset sum problem by solving a small instance of this problem in hardware.