Stanford engineers build more efficient AI chip for edge devices

Stanford University engineers have created a more efficient and flexible AI chip well suited to power AI in tiny edge devices.

The engineers’ chip, called NeuRRAM, is a novel resistive random-access memory (RRAM) chip that innovates on the way current chips process and store data.

AI functionality on tiny edge devices today is limited by the energy a battery can provide. Whilst modern AI chips process and store data in separate locations – a compute unit and a memory...

MemryX begins customer sampling of new MX3 AI Accelerator

AI chip

Semiconductor developer MemryX, which designs AI processing solutions for edge devices, has begun customer sampling of its MX3 AI Accelerator.

The MX3 was created with ease-of-use and efficiency in mind. Able to achieve optimised model performance within minutes, MemryX hopes its accelerator will save companies months of software development time.

Built for edge computing systems old and new, the MX3 can accelerate AI processing in most systems and connects directly to...

Iceotope cooling to help Intel and HPE reach sustainability goals

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Iceotope Technologies, an IT cooling solutions firm, is joining forces with Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to try and reduce edge data centres’ energy usage by 30 percent.

By integrating Iceotope’s precision immersion cooling technology into edge data centres, the three companies hope to faster reach their sustainability goals of net zero operations.

The Ku:I data centre, the product of the companies’ collaboration, reduces energy consumption and...

MachineQ unveils new multi-sensor LoRaWAN device for asset management

Metal cogs.

MachineQ has introduced a LoRaWAN-certified device, MQflex, to support the growing market for LoRaWAN edge devices used for asset management and tracking.

Part of Comcast, MachineQ will be demonstrating MQflex at the LoRaWAN World Expo being hosted by the LoRa Alliance in Paris next month.

According to the LoRa Alliance, LoRaWAN devices have seen a significant increase in the number of certified LPWAN (low-power wide-area network) sensors on the market, increasing by 34%...

Scale Computing works with Intel on scalable edge management solution

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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...