Zebra Dramatically Reduces Latency and Boosts Performance, Flattening Time-to-Market for AI Solutions in Autonomous Cars, Robotics and Smart Cities
SINGAPORE and SILICON VALLEY, CA - Media OutReach - 25 March 2020 - Global technology solutions provider Avnet Asia and AI software innovator
Mipsology today announced that Avnet will promote and resell Mipsology's Zebra software platform to its
APAC customer base. Zebra removes the technical complexity of FPGAs, making
them plug-and-play with exceptionally fast performance. This agreement extends Avnet's
IoT ecosystem, bringing Mipsology's breakthrough deep learning inference
acceleration solution to its Asia customers. Companies looking to deploy
AI can now seamlessly migrate to new FPGA-based acceleration technologies with
no code change and enjoy a much longer lifespan for software and hardware than
they could with GPU-based solutions.
first product incorporating the solution will be the Zebra-powered Xilinx Alveo
data center accelerator cards. The range of offerings is expected to expand in
the future. In addition to distributing the solution, Avnet offers a comprehensive
suite of services for customers looking at deploying machine learning for data
centers, including hardware, software, system integration, application
development, design chain and technical expertise.
better suited than GPUs to accelerate the decision-making (inference) process
for large industrial AI applications like video surveillance, smart cities and
autonomous cars. However, FPGA
programming requires the significant knowledge and expertise of specialized,
hard-to-find hardware designers. Zebra eliminates the need for FPGA expertise,
making them as easy to use
for deep learning inference acceleration as CPU/GPU. Running neural networks
defined with TensorFlow, PyTorch, Caffe, and other frameworks on FPGAs would
normally require considerable manual time and effort; Zebra makes it instant
committed to driving IoT innovation and simplifying complexities, enabling
businesses to deploy complete solutions more rapidly," said Alan Chui, supplier
business management president, Avnet Asia. "The combination of Avnet's
comprehensive design services, Alveo's best-in-class FPGA acceleration and
Mipsology's Zebra technology empowers our customers with a low-cost, high-performance
and long lifespan solution for AI neural networking inference."
dramatically accelerates computation in the inference phase, reducing latency
and boosting the performance of machine learning applications. It enables any neural network to
compute faster, typically with lower power consumption, at lower cost.
"Our team is
thrilled that Avnet will introduce Zebra to its massive APAC customer base,"
said Ludovic Larzul, CEO and founder of Mipsology. "Zebra has been tested by
many users and proven effective for enabling real AI applications, reducing the
risk of deploying them with direct transition from training to manual work. We
look forward to helping Avnet's customers not only in the data center, but also
with industrial AI applications like video surveillance/analytics,
transportation, robotics, satellites and smart cities."
Avnet is a global technology solutions
provider with an extensive ecosystem delivering design, product, marketing and
supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the product lifecycle.
We transform ideas into intelligent solutions, reducing the time, cost and
complexities of bringing products to market. For nearly a century, Avnet has
helped its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative
possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnet at www.avnet.com.
Mipsology is a groundbreaking startup focused on
state-of-the-art acceleration for deep learning inference. Its flagship
software platform, Zebra, is the first technology to accelerate the
computations of inference for neural networks on FPGA and conceal the hardware
to AI users. Mipsology is
led by a team of engineers and scientists who spent two decades developing
world-leading FPGA-based supercomputers.
The company has twelve patents pending, and is working with a growing
ecosystem of silicon, system and distribution partners, including Xilinx,
Western Digital and others.
Learn more about Mipsology at www.mipsology.com