Movidius Introduces Fathom, A Deep-learning Accelerator On A USB Stick

It’s not often a unique product shows up in our email and news feeds, but we became curious over something a little different today: a USB compute module for neural networks and machine learning. Movidius’ new Fathom Neural Compute Stick is an ultra-low power processor featuring a Myriad 2 VPU (vision processing unit), providing up to 150 GFLOPS of compute for about 1 Watt of power.Neural networks and machine learning have fascinated people for a long time; teaching machines and computers to think rather than simply ‘do’. The problem is that it’s extremely difficult; not just from a hardware perspective (people aren’t binary), but from an academic and psychological perspective too; the how we think.Instead of writing code that goes through images or live camera feeds, doing edge detection, writing…


Link to Full Article: Movidius Introduces Fathom, A Deep-learning Accelerator On A USB Stick