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Fermilab’s Vertically Integrated Pattern Recognition Associative Memory (VIPRAM)

Dept. of Energy

Laboratory: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL)

Technology: Vertically Integrated Pattern Recognition Associative Memory (VIPRAM)

Opportunity: This patent-pending technology is available for licensing.

Details: High-energy physics experiments have to process huge amounts of data every second in real time. A new form of pattern recognition technology is needed that is capable of dealing with enormous data streams and filtering backgrounds from the physics signals in which scientists are interested. FNAL has developed a high-speed flexible pattern recognition system containing two vital innovations. Vertically Integrated Pattern Recognition Associative Memory (VIPRAM) uses 3D vertical integrated chip technology. The PULSAR-II processor has terabits per second data processing capability and can host a bank of VIPRAM chips to rapidly recognize user-defined patterns in big data applications.


  • 100-terabit per second data processing in real time
  • Highly scalable and user configurable


  • Detecting patterns of fraud in financial transactions
  • Mapping behavioral trends in the stock market
  • Instrumentation at photon science facilities
  • Proton computed tomography (pCT)
  • Any industry with large amount of streaming data

Contact: For more information about this technology, contact Aaron G Sauers, CLP, at (630) 840-4432 or

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