Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick

Published on November 09 , 2018

Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick

  • Start quickly with plug and play simplicity
  • Learn AI programming at the edge
  • Develop for high-performance, low-power devices
  • Powered by the Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Unit (VPU)

Get Started

Newest Version: Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 (Intel® NCS 2)

Documentation

Migrate Your Projects
Move projects from the Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute SDK (NCSDK) to the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit.

Transition to Other Platforms

Get the SDK on GitHub*

Product Change Notification (PCN116844)

Videos

What is the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick (NCS)?

How the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick (NCS) Works

Video Series: Learn to Use Intel® NCS 2 or Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Support

Community Forum

Online Support

Discontinuation Notice

Intel is discontinuing the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick (NCS), which has been replaced with the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 (Intel NCS2). Developers looking to prototype or continue to productize their offerings can review guidance for transitioning from the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick to other platforms.

There are no further software updates planned for the Intel Movidius Neural Compute SDK.

The Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit supports both the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick and the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2. Intel Neural Compute Stick developers can review guidance for transitioning from the Intel Movidius Neural Compute SDK to Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit.

Additional information can be found on the Product Change Notification (PCN116844) posted in the Intel® Quality Document Management System (Intel® QDMS).


Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2

Intel Neural Compute Stick 2

  • Start quickly with plug and play simplicity
  • Develop on common frameworks and using out-of-the-box sample applications
  • Prototype on any platform equipped with a USB port
  • Operate without cloud compute dependence
  • Performance improvements over the previous generation Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick (NCS).

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Product and Performance Information

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Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reservered for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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