Accession Number:

ADA621804

Title:

Hardware-Assisted Large-Scale Neuroevolution for Multiagent Learning

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 21 Aug 2012-20 Aug 2013

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This DURIP equipment award was used to purchase, install, and bring on-line two Berkeley Emulation Engines BEEs and two mini-BEE machines to establish an FPGA-based high-performance multiagent training platform and its associated software. This acquisition of BEE4- W Berkeley Emulation Engine hardware platforms has costed 201,500.00 in total. To accelerate both the multiagent software simulation and hardware development, a DELL integrated cluster environment unit was purchased, featuring 192 2.8 GHz processors on 24 nodes with 384 GB high- speed RAM on an Infiniband backbone. We also installed cluster control software and licenses for the UBUNTU-based Linux operating system. Soft-ware was installed including JAVA and CC compiler suites debuggers, performance measurements, etc., the Xilinx ISE software suite, and the Matlab software. The system was ordered in late 2012 and arrived in early 2013 and was up and running routinely with local users in a few weeks.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE