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Nagesh Gupta, CEO and Founder of Auviz Systems, presents the "Trade-offs in Implementing Deep Neural Networks on FPGAs" tutorial at the May 2015 Embedded Vision Summit.
Video and images are a key part of Internet traffic—think of all the data generated by social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram—and this trend continues to grow. Extracting usable information from video and images is thus a growing requirement in the data center. For example, object and face recognition are valuable for a wide range of uses, from social applications to security applications. Deep neural networks are currently the most popular form of convolutional neural networks (CNN) used in data centers for such applications. 3D convolutions are a core part of CNNs. Nagesh presents alternative implementations of 3D convolutions on FPGAs, and discusses trade-offs among them.