PowerVR CLDNN API enables developers to create CNNs on GPUs 

January 25, 2018 Jamie Leland

Imagination Technologies has announced its first PowerVR CLDNN SDK for developing neural network applications on PowerVR GPUs. The neural network SDK enables developers to create Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) using PowerVR hardware. Both an API and SDK are included, as well as an image for flashing on to an Acer Chromebook R13 for hardware development.

The PowerVR CLDNN SDK demonstrates how a neural network can be deployed to PowerVR hardware through the PowerVR CLDNN API. It includes helper functions such as file loading, dynamic library initialization, and OpenCL content management. A reference manual is also included, as well as the source code for sample applications that demonstrate how to use the PowerVR CLDNN API. 

An image has also been created that developers can flash to an Acer Chromebook R13, which contains a PowerVR GX6250 GPU via the Mediatek MT-8173 SoC. By downloading the image, developers can access everything they need to write neural network applications on the device. 

For further information on the PowerVR CLDNN and to download the device image, click here. A demonstration of the PowerVR CLDNN can be found here.

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