Synchronously parallel Boltzmann machines : a mathematical model

P.J. Zwietering, E.H.L. Aarts

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A mathematical model is presented for the description of synchronously parallel Boltzmann machines. The model is based on the theory of Markov chains and combines a number of previously known results into one generic model. It is argued that synchronously parallel Boltzmann machines maximize a function consisting of a weighted sum of the well-known consensus function and a pseudo consensus function. The weighting is determined by the amount of parallelism exploited in the Boltzmann machine and turns out to be problem dependent. Keywords: Boltzmann machines, neural networks, synchronous parallelism, simulated annealing.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMemorandum COSOR


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