Trifling with trivia

first_imgDear Editor,Recent media reports indicate that our Local Government authorities are concerned about ‘renaming of regions, villages, boundaries and flags’.Isn’t it time we get serious about more substantive issues of economic and social development, rather than pursuing such trivialities?There is a plethora of painful matters that cry out for attention: water supply, garbage collection, drainage & irrigation, repairs to roads and bridges, maintenance of playgrounds and community services like burial grounds, while our leaders worry about our names and sizes etc. which is akin to parents worrying about the ‘looks’ of their children while they suffer a multitude of heath maladies and poor basic education.Please, Mr Minister, Chairmen, Councillors and all Local Government leaders, can we get more serious about the substantive issues at hand?Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

AAEON: AI Core XP4 and XP8 offer flexible AI solution with Intel Myriad X

first_img Continue Reading Previous u-blox: 5G-ready cellular module and chipset for low power wide area IoT applicationsNext Microchip: single-port USB smart hub ICs optimise system costs for automotive AAEON announces the latest products in its line of AI modules featuring the Intel Movidius Myriad X, the AI Core XP4 and XP8. The AI Core XP4 and XP8 offer users a scalable solution on a PCIe [x4] form factor for PC-based AI applications and neural network acceleration.While most PCs are capable of handling AI applications, the computations required are often quite complex and data intensive, limiting the speed at which the AI inference can operate, or slowing down performance of other applications which must run simultaneously. The AI Core XP4 and XP8 allow users to offload the AI inference from the main CPU processor, speeding up AI processing, and freeing the CPU to handle other important tasks.The AI Core XP4 and XP8 feature four (XP4) or eight (XP8) Intel Movidius Myriad X VPUs. Each Intel Myriad X VPU is capable of speeds up to 105 fps (80 typical) and up to 1 trillion floating point operations as a dedicated neural network. This means a performance of up to 840 fps (560 typical) with the AI Core XP8, providing incredible processing power for your AI applications.The AI Core XP4 and XP8 bring users scalability not offered on any other PCIe based AI module card. While other cards are designed with VPUs soldered directly onto the boards, the AI Core XP4 and XP8 are designed by combining two to four AI Core XM 2280 modules onto a single card. This means the AI Core XP4 and XP8 feature four M.2 slots, allowing users the ability to scale the capabilities of the card to match their needs. Users can easily add an additional AI Core XM 2280 module to the AI Core XP4 giving the power of six Intel Myriad X VPUs. This scalability is perfect for users whose processing needs may change over time, or are unsure exactly how much performance they need; providing the option to change the power available without having to buy an entire new card.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more