Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 now official
Intel has announced a new Compute Stick which is designed to build smarter AI algorithms and for prototyping computer vision at the network edge – the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 (Intel NCS2).
The Intel NCS2 is based on the Intel Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU) and supported by the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit. According to Intel, it speeds the development of deep neural networks inference applications while delivering a performance boost over the previous generation neural compute stick.
It also enables deep neural network testing, tuning, and prototyping, so developers can go from prototyping into production leveraging a range of Intel vision accelerator form factors in real-world applications. In other words, the NCS2 helps developers prototype smart cameras, drones, industrial robots, and smart home devices faster and smarter.
It also runs on a standard USB 3.0 port and requires no additional hardware, enabling users to seamlessly convert and then deploy PC-trained models to a wide range of devices natively and without internet or cloud connectivity.
Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 specs:
Processor: Intel Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU)
Supported frameworks: TensorFlow and Caffe
Connectivity: USB 3.0 Type-A
Dimensions: 2.85 x 1.06 x 0.55 in. (72.5 x 27 x 14 mm)
Operating temperature: 0° C to 40° C
Compatible operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (64 bit), CentOS 7.4 (64 bit), and Windows 10 (64 bit)