In September last year, Intel acquired the Californian company Movidius, which since 2005 has worked to develop specialized processors for deep machine learning and computer vision. At that time, the engineers Movidius has developed a Myriad 2 processor, which was installed in drones, security systems and other devices for tracking and object recognition. Acquiring, Intel got their hands on an impressive package of patents and technology. And a new processor Myriad X is superior to its predecessor in everything.
Processor Myriad X for the first time includes “neural computing engine” (Neural Compute Engine). From the title once it becomes clear that chip is based on technology deep machine learning. If Intel will be able to bring your CPU on the market, many companies start to set it drones, smart cameras, and robots. In other words, those devices that need real-time study in the process of observing the world around you.
The size of the processor is impressive – he’s no more small coins. This will allow it to be installed even in very compact gadgets. In terms of power Myriad X is also very good: he is able to do more than 4 trillion operations per second (4 TOPS). The previous processor was only capable of 1-1. 5 TOPS. If you believe Intel, Myriad X provides 10 times higher performance for simultaneous training of several neural networks.