Vinod Kathail, Fellow and Chief Architect at Xilinx, presents the “Vitis and Vitis AI: Application Acceleration from Cloud to Edge” tutorial at the September 2020 Embedded Vision Summit.
Xilinx SoCs and FPGAs provide significant advantages in throughput, latency, and energy efficiency for production deployments of compute-intensive applications when compared to CPUs and GPUs. Over the last decade, FPGAs have evolved into highly configurable devices that provide on-chip heterogeneous multi-core CPUs, domain-specific programmable accelerators and “any-to-any” interface connectivity.
Today, the Xilinx Vitis Unified Software Platform supports high-level programming in C, C++, OpenCL, and Python, enabling developers to build and seamlessly deploy applications on Xilinx platforms including Alveo cards, FPGA instances in the cloud, and embedded devices. Moreover, Vitis enables the acceleration of large-scale data processing and machine learning applications using familiar high-level frameworks, such as TensorFlow and SPARK. This presentation provides an overview of the Vitis Software platform and the accelerated Vitis Vision Library, which enables customizable functions such as image signal processing, adaptable AI inference, 3D reconstruction and motion analysis.
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