A semi truck, barreling down one of the world’s major highways. Imagine the added safety if semis are equipped with road marking recognition technology that can adjust a vehicle’s steering if a tired operator fails to do so.
Imagine a world where image recognition becomes more available and more efficient for organizations needing to harness the technology, helping to catch more bad guys.
At the Embedded World 2019 Exhibition & Conference, February 26-28 in Nuremberg, Western Digital, in collaboration with Mipsology, will demonstrate an impressive, innovative new prototype in Booth #3A-429.
Western Digital’s small form factor (SFF) accelerator offers a highly optimized platform for inference at the edge of the data center, with performance and power optimized for the most common mid-range networks workloads. Specifications include:
1. Seamless Deployment:
- Same software environment as CPU/GPU
- No application software changes required
- No new training required
- U.2 SFF (SFF8639)
2. Broad Network Support:
- Works under Caffe, Caffe2, TensorFlow, MXNET
- Same CPU/GPU-based trained neural network with similar accuracy without any change
3. Power Efficient:
- Scalable and Lower Power than GPUs
- Ideal for Edge or Data Center Applications
Able to quickly and dynamically process multiple in-bound neural networks at once, it has the potential to improve the intelligence and analytics of a wide range of deep learning and neural network-enabled applications, including smart surveillance and image classification and recognition.
Machine Learning Accelerator Highlights
- Speeds of 239 ResNet50 (8-bit) frames per second*
- Power-efficient, utilizing less than 20W
- Optimized for all neural networks and wide range of deep-learning inference workloads, including ResNet50, GoogleNet, Inception V3 and V4, Yolo V2 and V3
- No need to sacrifice a PCIe card slot or redesign systems to accommodate
- Runs in TensorFlow, Caffe, Caffe2 or MXNet
- Utilizes Xilinx Zynq® Ultrascale, MPSoC ZU7EV FPGA, and Zebra from Mipsology
*Based on internal testing.
- Solution Brief: Machine Learning Accelerator
- Find out what the Office of the CTO is up to: Innovation at Western Digital
- Blog post: Top Machine Learning Trends 2018
- Blog post: Machine Learning for Edge Devices
At Embedded World this year, we are showcasing a variety of complete data technology solutions, including advanced in-vehicle systems, high-endurance industrial and IoT designs, our optimized performance portfolio for Smart City surveillance applications, and technology innovations enabled by the open, scalable RISC-V instruction set architecture for purpose-built, data-centric applications. Stop by Booth #3A-429 from February 26 to 28!
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