TEL AVIV, Israel
- July 12, 2021
-- Leading AI chipmaker Hailo released today the Hailo-8™, the world's top performing deep learning processor. Hailo is now sampling its breakthrough chip with select partners across multiple industries, with a focus on automotive. The chip is built with an innovative architecture that enables edge devices to run sophisticated deep learning applications that could previously run only on the cloud.
Key disadvantages exist in the current architecture of the embedded processing infrastructure, designed based on a 70-year-old underlying structure. Hailo addresses these issues with its holistic solution, which completely rethinks the existing pillars of computer architecture – memory, control, and compute – and incorporates a key, comprehensive Software Development Kit (SDK) co-developed with the hardware.
The Hailo-8™ processor, which features up to 26 tera operations per second (TOPS), significantly outperforms all other edge processors with area and power efficiency far superior to other leading solutions by a considerable order of magnitude – all at a size smaller than a penny, including the required memory. By designing an architecture that relies on the core properties of neural networks, edge devices can now run deep learning applications at full scale more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably than traditional solutions, while significantly lowering costs.
According to preliminary results comparing Hailo-8™ to Nvidia's Xavier AGX, which runs NN benchmarks such as ResNet-50, Hailo-8 consumes almost 20 times less power while performing the same tasks.
"In recent years, we've witnessed an ever-growing list of applications unlocked by deep learning, which were made possible thanks to server-class GPUs," said Orr Danon, CEO of Hailo. "However, as industries are increasingly powered and even upended by AI, there is a crucial need for an analogous architecture that replaces processors of the past, enabling deep learning to run devices at the edge. Hailo's chip was designed from the ground up to do just that. We are excited to help customers drive their intelligent devices to new limits. A new age of chips means a new age of technology."