The supply of artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator processors for edge computing is a market estimated to be currently worth some $20 billion and set to double in the next five years, surpassing the spend on AI accelerators in the data center (across private and public clouds). The edge has distinct constraints that impact AI processors working in that environment: latency limits, power availability, safety-critical use cases, privacy and security concerns, and data throughput capability in a typically small chip and within cost limits. A large market of chip suppliers has emerged in a highly competitive market that is in an early stage and has yet to rationalize, making the right investment decisions paramount.
In this GigaOm Radar report, we cover the vendors that are the most active in edge AI computing. The GigaOm Radar chart provides an immediate positioning of the solutions, and the report provides an in-depth analysis of each of them based on our key criteria and evaluation metrics.
We recommend first reading the accompanying GigaOm report “Key Criteria for Evaluating Edge AI Processors,” which provides a foundational resource for making decisions about selecting an edge AI processor for use by product manufacturers building edge technology solutions. GigaOm has also published Radar editions for Ultra-Low Power Edge AI Processors and Automotive Edge AI Processors.
How to Read this Report (GigaOm Radar)
This GigaOm report is one of a series of documents that helps IT organizations assess competing solutions in the context of well-defined features and criteria. For a fuller understanding consider reviewing the following reports:
Key Criteria report: A detailed market sector analysis that assesses the impact that key product features and criteria have on top-line solution characteristics—such as scalability, performance, and TCO—that drive purchase decisions.
GigaOm Radar report: A forward-looking analysis that plots the relative value and progression of vendor solutions along multiple axes based on strategy and execution. The Radar report includes a breakdown of each vendor’s offering in the sector.
Solution Profile: An in-depth vendor analysis that builds on the framework developed in the Key Criteria and Radar reports to assess a company’s engagement within a technology sector. This analysis includes forward-looking guidance around both strategy and product.
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