Project roadmap¶

You are one of the early users of the IBM Analog Hardware Acceleration Kit. The initial releases have been focused on releasing a basic Pytorch integration for exploring selected features of the analog devices simulator, and set the basis that will be extended and improved upon:

  • integration of more simulator features in the PyTorch interface

  • tools to improve inference accuracy by converting pre-trained models with hardware-aware training

  • algorithmic tools to improve training accuracy by compensating for material short-comings

  • additional analog neural network layers

  • additional analog optimizers

  • custom network architectures and dataset/model zoos

  • integration with the cloud

  • hardware demonstrators

This document will be updated with more details as the roadmap for the project evolves. As a companion, please refer to the Issues tab in the repository for more in-depth details about the status of the implementation of the different features and a sneak peek into the next release.

We have an ambitious plan to incrementally bring new simulation and hardware features to our users, but we are eager to hear your feedback on the features of value for your work. Please contact us at aihwkit@us.ibm.com for any feedback or information.