The company Movidius, acquired by Intel late last year, specializes in the development of hardware and software components of artificial intelligence. The basis of the Neural Compute Stick is the developed Movidius Vision Processing Unit (VPU) Myriad 2 – a specialized computing device with low power consumption (only 1 Watt), but with decent performance – 100 Gigaflops. Such characteristics allow the Movidius Neural Compute Stick to work completely autonomously, without access to the Internet and cloud services.
Movidius Neural Compute Stick allows you to quickly and conveniently prototype, profile and customize flows in convolutional neural networks (CNN) for the needs of the end applications. For developers, a specialized Neural Compute SDK was created. Thus, a device equipped with a USB port can become intelligent, self-contained and self-learning.
The accelerator is available for ordering at $ 79.