Inspur Open-Sources TF2, a Full-Stack FPGA-Based Deep Learning Inference Engine

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Inspur has announced the open-source release of TF2, an FPGA-based efficient AI computing framework. The inference engine of this framework employs the world's first DNN shift computing technology, combined with a number of the latest optimization techniques, to achieve FPGA-based high-performance low-latency deployment of universal deep learning models. This is also the world's first open-sourced FPGA-based AI framework that contains comprehensive solutions ranging from model pruning, compression, quantization, and a general DNN inference computing architecture based on FPGA. The open source project can be found at https://github.com/TF2-Engine/TF2. Many companies and research institutions, such as Kuaishou, Shanghai University, and MGI, are said to have joined the TF2 open source community, which will jointly promote open-source cooperation and the development of AI technology based on customizable FPGAs, reducing the barriers to high-performance AI computing technology, and shortening development cycles for AI users and developers.