The Movidius™ Neural Compute SDK and Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick (NCS) enables rapid prototyping, validation and deployment of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs.)
The NCS is used in two primary scenarios:
Profiling, tuning, and compiling a DNN on a development computer (host system) with the tools provided in the Movidius™ Neural Compute SDK. In this scenario the host system is typically a desktop or laptop machine running Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop (x86, 64 bit), but you can use any supported platform for these steps.
Prototyping a user application on a development computer (host system) which accesses the hardware of the NCS to accelerate DNN inferences via the API provided with the Movidius™ Neural Compute SDK. In this scenario the host system can be a developer workstation or any developer system that runs an operating system compatible with the API.