NCS2 and Raspberry Pi 4

NCS2 and Raspberry Pi 4

Can any one share the information on compatibility of NCS2 stick with Raspberry Pi 4? I am looking to start a new prototyping with Raspberry Pi 4.

Thanks.

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Hi Jay,

Thanks for reaching out! The Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 has only been validated on the Raspberry Pi 3. We are currently working on adding support for the Raspberry Pi 4 but I don't have an ETA.

However, take a look at the following discussion where a user has instructions for using the Intel NCS 2 with the Raspberry Pi 4. I've not test this myself so it may or may not work. 

https://software.intel.com/es-es/node/813265

Hope this helps!

Regards,

Jesus

 

Hi Jesus,
Any progress on the NCS2 , Pi 4 validation?

Hi BobT,

Yes, we actually posted instructions to setup the Raspberry Pi 4 with the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2. Give it a try!

https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/raspberry-pi-4-and-intel-neura...

Regards,

Jesus

So far no go. From a fresh install after waiting hours for a compile for the first part OpenCV failed to make and install correctly. The test failed.
And did you notice this was for Arm7 ? Pi 4 is Arm8 https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/ARM-sbc-and-NCS2
hoping for an update soon.

Hi Bob,

The instructions I provided above are for building the open-sourced version of the OpenVINO toolkit and should work on both the Raspberry Pi 3 and 4. The instructions are for Armv7, however, Raspbian is built for Armv7 to maintain compatibility. I will go though the built process with my Raspberry Pi 4 today and get back to you.

By the way, the OpenVINO toolkit also has a Raspbian OS package that was pre-built with 2019 R2. If you don't want to build from source, you can download the package below and follow the Install OpenVINO™ toolkit for Raspbian* OS documentation. 

https://download.01.org/opencv/2019/openvinotoolkit/R2/

Regards,

Jesus

Hi Jesus - Do you have any performance benchmarks for the RPi4 and NCS2?  We are running a portable object counting solution (counting pigs) using an Atomic Pi and NCS2 and SSD model.  Ideally we'd like to run an R-CNN for better accuracy but the fps have been far too low with the Atomic Pi.  Any insights would be great.

Thanks - Jim

Hi Jim,

You should be able to run the benchmark app included in the OpenVINO toolkit with your model. Take a look at the the benchmark app documentation: https://docs.openvinotoolkit.org/latest/_inference_engine_samples_benchm...

Regards,

Jesus

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