Akraino Edge Stack Use Cases: Baidu’s End User Story
Written by Baidu representatives who actively participate in Akraino’s TSC
Edge scenarios are very important commercial scenarios for AI applications. There are many type of hardware, OSes, etc. It is hard for AI application providers to adapt their products to all these edge components. Fortunately, the Akraino community and LF Edge member companies can help to do the validation/development or to support their products. The AI application providers need to state their requirements or cooperate with member companies in their Blueprint validation/integration labs. In this way, the AI application providers are more likely to find potential partners and potential commercial market.
The AI Edge Blueprint mainly focuses on establishing an open source MEC platform combined with AI capacities at the Edge, which could be used for safety, security, and surveillance sectors. Currently it has been highly supported by partners like Arm and Intel. And both Arm and Intel infrastructures, such as Servers and GPU cards, have been implemented in respective scenarios.
A picture of the architecture
For more information about the Akraino blueprints or end user case stories, please visit the wiki: https://wiki.akraino.org.