Scale Computing works with Intel on scalable edge management solution

Warehouse

Edge solutions firm Scale Computing has entered into a strategic partnership with Intel to offer a fully integrated platform designed for deploying and managing applications at the edge.

The Indiana, USA-based company is known for its hyperconverged infrastructure solutions that support data centre, cloud, and edge environments.

With growing demand for ultra-low latency applications, the Intel NUC Enterprise Edge Compute (EEC) Edition will fit comfortably into use cases...

BrainChip and SiFive partner on next-generation edge AI chips

BrainChip, the first commercial producer of low power neuromorphic AI chips, and SiFive, a RISC-V hardware producer, have combined their technologies to bring optimised AI/ML compute to the edge.

BrainChip’s Akida is an advanced neural networking processor architecture that brings AI to the edge. It is specialised to learn like the human brain, a niche that has helped the company’s growth.

As it analyses only essential sensor inputs at the point of acquisition, it...

NVIDIA Orin raises the bar for edge AI across MLPerf benchmarks

NVIDIA has set new records in AI inference and per-accelerator performance at the edge with its on-chip system based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the NVIDIA Orin.

Debuting its MLPerf benchmarks, the Orin accelerator showcased the highest performance and largest base for running all machine-learning workloads and scenarios.

In terms of edge AI, a pre-production version of the NVIDIA Orin came out on top in five of the six performance tests. It ran up to five times...

Syntiant raises £42m to scale its global edge AI chip provision

Syntiant, a leading edge AI chip developer, has closed $55 million (£42m) in a series D funding round, bringing total investment in the company to $120 million (£91m) since its founding in 2017.

The Silicon Valley-based firm bagged five new investors including Renesas Electronics, Millennium Technology Value Partners, and Mirae Asset Capital, amongst others.

“We are at a pivotal point of our company’s growth and development, having shipped more than 20 million of...

ETSI MEC ramps up Phase 3 work on multi-access edge computing

Next Phase

IT standards company ETSI is moving forward with its Phase 3 plans for multi-access edge computing (MEC).

Since the start of the year, an ETSI MEC industry specification group (ETSI ISG MEC) has been working on the plan to accelerate and enable more effective collaboration between organisations.

As well as updating many Phase 2 reports and specifications, the group recently released an updated MEC Terminology, the ETSI GR MEC 001.

Another key milestone of Phase...

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 sees commercial release

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2

The Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 server is now commercially available on Microsoft’s Azure Edge Hardware Centre.

Described as an “AI-enabled edge computing device offered as a service”, the Pro 2 brings compute and processing power to edge locations such as retail and remote office branches.

The short depth, 2U server comes in a compact size with flexible mounting options and multiple configurations optimised for edge workloads.

Organisations can use Azure...

BrainChip brings neuromorphic edge AI chips to market

BrainChip Akida AKD1000 Processor

Edge AI firm BrainChip has brought its Akida AKD1000 processor to commercial markets following its usage in a new Mercedes-Benz concept electric car in January.

The Mercedes Vision EQXX, promoted as “the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built”, uses the Akida chip for in-cabin keyword spotting.

BrainChip’s products are specialised to learn like the human brain through neuromorphic AI architecture, a niche that helped the company grow in recognition last...

Global spending on edge computing to grow nearly 15% in 2022

Global Perspective

Global spending on edge computing in 2022 is expected to increase 14.8% over 2021 spending to reach $176 billion (£129.5bn).

Strong growth is forecast to continue well into 2025, when spending will reach roughly $274 billion (£201.5bn) according to leading market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

IDC’s latest 'Worldwide Edge Spending Guide' expects enterprise adoption of edge computing to facilitate the bulk of global growth.

Edge hardware...

Deeplite platform accelerates AI on Arm CPUs through quantisation

CPU

Deeplite, a Canadian AI software company, has unveiled its Deeplite Runtime (DeepliteRT) platform that makes AI models smaller and faster without compromising accuracy.

Thanks to quantisation, customers will benefit from reduced power consumption and the ability to use existing Arm CPUs to run AI models with GPU-level performance.

AI optimisation’s importance is growing in an industry where edge devices are increasingly being turned to. Making AI models run on small...

Mangata Networks secures £24m for innovative satellite edge network

Satellite in Orbit

Mangata Networks, a satellite-based telecoms startup, has raised $33 million (£24.2m) in Series A funding to begin building its innovative satellite edge network.

The goal driving Mangata is to create a constellation of satellites that includes some in highly elliptical orbit (HEO) and others in medium Earth orbit (MEO). These satellites will then connect to a grounded system of MangataEdge micro data centres, extending the cloud to edge networks close to end...