Intel, Advantech Jointly Create a Future Paradise for Intelligent Edge
Photos provided by Intel Interview with Dr. Wei Chen, Vice President and General Manager of Video Safety & Security Business and IoTG China, Intel
The integration of edge computing, AI, and 5G technologies will accelerate the development of Intelligent Edge, a market that is estimated to exceed 65 billion USD by 2025. Dr. Wei Chen, Vice President and General Manager of Video Safety & Security Business and IoTG China at Intel, indicated that seizing this huge market opportunity requires product leadership, innovative solution promotion, and ecosystem development to accelerate establishing innovative intelligent edge business models that help industries incorporate AIoT applications sooner.
Intel provides various hardware products for
the intelligent edge, including CPUs, FPGAs,
Movidius VPUs and GPUs. This provides
customers flexible processors based on actual
needs. Remarkably, Intel recently launched its
first Alder Lake CPU, which heralds a “significant
breakthrough in x86 architecture” as it combines
both high-performance and high-efficiency
CPU cores into a single product. Intel has also
developed the OpenVINO toolkit, which supports
both traditional computer vision and novel deep
learning technologies, making it easier for vision
application development. They have also introduced the edge-oriented Intel® DevCloud for the
edge, enabling developers to test applications on
multiple AI hardware platforms on the cloud and
then select the most cost-effective solution.
Building ecosystems has always been a part of Intel’s DNA, Intel has enlisted more than 300 partners worldwide to collaborate in developing edge computing solutions. “Intel’s edge ecosystem includes system integrators, ISVs, hardware manufacturers, IoT solution developers, and other roles, and Advantech is one of our most important partners” Dr. Wei Chen noted.
Intel and Advantech have been cooperating for more than 30 years. Both parties recently recognized a trend emerging in edge computing and have quickly joined hands to innovate intelligent edge solutions. So far, they have jointly launched AI acceleration cards and an inference system based on Movidius VPU, the Edge AI Suite with the Intel OpenVINO toolkit, which can cooperate on DevCloud, helping developers accelerate edge AI solution development in different industries.
In promoting the implementation of AI and IoT
applications, Advantech continues to achieve
breakthroughs, providing software and hardware
products and services for IoT cloud platforms.
Both companies have also developed “LEGOlike” modular software/hardware solutions that
enable quick replication, making it easier to
implement IoT applications across vertical industries. Sharing the same approach to promote
intelligent edge, Intel and Advantech plan to
continue their collaboration in making it more
adaptable in more industries.