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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Intel reveals AI-centered Movidius VPU chip

The Myriad X VPU accompanies enhanced preparing capacities for edge gadgets, for example, rambles, VR headsets, shrewd cameras, wearables, and robots.

The Movidius Myriad X VPU. (Picture: Intel Corporation) 

Intel on Monday declared its cutting edge Movidius vision preparing unit with enhanced handling abilities for edge gadgets, for example, rambles, VR headsets, keen cameras, wearables, and robots. 

Movidius, an Intel auxiliary obtained by the chip mammoth in September, creates locate abilities for machines and PCs. Its most recent VPU is the Myriad X framework on-chip that is outfitted with a committed Neural Compute Engine to help profound learning surmisings at the edge. 

The on-chip equipment piece is composed particularly to run profound neural systems at rapid and low power. Intel says the profound neural system quickening agent can accomplish more than one trillion operations for every second of registering on DNN deductions. 

"We're on the cusp of PC vision and profound getting the hang of getting to be plainly standard necessities for the billions of gadgets encompassing us consistently," said Intel VP Remi El-Ouazzane. "Empowering gadgets with humanlike visual insight speaks to the following jump forward in registering." 

Intel touts the Myriad X as perfect VPU for self-ruling gadget stages due its minor shape factor and on-board handling power. Notwithstanding its Neural Compute Engine, Myriad X likewise accompanies 128-piece VLIW vector processors, expanded configurable MIPI paths, upgraded vision quickening agents, and 2.5 MB of homogenous on-chip memory. 

Intel said the Myriad X VPU accompanies a SDK that incorporates a neural system compiler and "a specific FLIC structure with a module way to deal with creating application pipelines."

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