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ASUS Middle East Announces High-Performance AI Accelerator Cards

ASUS has announced the CRL-G18U-P3DF and CRL-G116U-P3DF, two new full-height, half-length, PCI Express 3.0 AI accelerator cards based on the Google Edge TPU — the processor specially designed for AI applications. Both new cards feature the Edge TPU, a machine-learning (ML) accelerator that speeds up processing efficiency, lowers power demands and makes it easier to build connected devices and intelligent applications.

With this onboard ML accelerator, CRL-G18U-P3DF is capable of performing at up to 32 tera operations per second (TOPS) using only 36 W per unit of computation, while CRL-G116U-P3DF ups performance to a maximum of 64 TOPS at 52 W. The cards are also optimized for the TensorFlow Lite deep-learning framework, making it easy to compile and run common ML models.

Advanced thermal design and easy installation
ASUS CRL-G18U-P3DF and CRL-G116U-P3DF offer a compelling and powerful plug-and-play experience for AI acceleration. The cards are engineered to be stable at high loads, with an optimized thermal design with twin axial-tech turbofans to propel cool air over a copper heatsink — rapidly dispatching heat from the cores to ensure nonstop, high-performance operation.

The new cards are also solidly constructed, with a one-piece cover providing strong reinforcement on all sides. They’re ready for use in industry-standard PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, providing an accessible and easy upgrade path to a broad range of users.

With CRL-G18U-P3DF or CRL-G116U-P3DF installed, users are able to enjoy on-device inferencing capabilities to build products that are efficient, private, fast and offline. They’re also the perfect choice for independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs) wishing to deploy their AI models on the edge for diverse vertical applications.

Developing edge AI solutions with Google Coral
A new partnership between the ASUS IoT business unit and the Google Coral platform is focused on developing AI solutions for edge computing. Specifically, the new ASUS IoT AI accelerator cards provide AI-development hardware for users, featuring with the Google Edge TPU enabling the creation of AI-powered projects.

Of course, ASUS IoT is more than a hardware provider. Our dedicated support pages provide the latest updates and comprehensive product information, helping users to find what they need quickly and easily. This ensures that CRL-G18U-P3DF and CRL-G116U-P3DF are the perfect choice for those seeking to develop AI applications for defect detection, obstacle avoidance, responsive retail advertising and much more.

CRL-G18U-P3DF and CRL-G116U-P3DF are now available in the region.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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