Blaize’s Pathfinder P1600 Embedded System on Module (SoM) is the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Award Winner in the Edge AI Processors category. The Blaize Pathfinder P1600 Embedded SoM, based on the Blaize Graph Streaming Processor (GSP®) architecture, enables new levels of processing power at low power with high system utilization ideal for AI inferencing workloads in edge-based applications.
Smaller than the size of a credit card, the P1600 operates with 50x lower memory bandwidth, 7W of power at 16 TOPS, 10x lower latency, and 30x better efficiency than legacy GPUs – opening doors to previously unfeasible AI inferencing solutions for edge vision use cases including in-camera and machine at the sensor edge, and network edge equipment. The Pathfinder platform is 100% programmable via the Blaize Picasso SDK, a comprehensive software environment that accelerates AI development cycles, uniquely based on open standards – OpenCL, OpenVX, and supporting ML frameworks such as TensorFlow, Pytorch, Caffe2, and ONNX. The Picasso SDK permits building complete end-to-end applications with higher transparency, flexibility, and portability levels.
“Blaize is honored that the Edge AI and Vision Alliance independent panel of industry judges selected our Blaize® Pathfinder P1600 Embedded SoM as the Best Edge AI Processor in the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards. Our chip is a software-defined AI inference accelerator based on the Blaize® Graph Streaming Processor® (GSP®)architecture with low power, low latency, and energy efficiency ideal for AI inferencing workloads at the Edge.”
Dinakar Munagala, Co-founder and CEO, Blaize
Blaize leads new-generation computing unleashing the potential of AI to enable leaps in the value technology delivers to improve the way we all work and live. Blaize offers transformative edge computing solutions for AI data collection and processing at the edge of network, with focus on smart vision applications including automobility, retail, security, industrial and metro. Blaize has secured US$155M in equity funding to date from strategic and venture investors Franklin Templeton, Temasek, DENSO, Daimler, SPARX Group, Magna, Samsung Catalyst Fund, GGV Capital, Wavemaker and SGInnovate.
This award was presented at the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards Ceremony; the program is organized by the Edge AI and Vision Alliance. The Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards celebrate the innovation and achievement of the industry’s leading companies that are enabling and developing products incorporating edge AI and computer vision technologies.