OctoML Accelerates ML Innovation Across Arm Hardware and Embedded Environments

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

October 21, 2021

News

OctoML Accelerates ML Innovation Across Arm Hardware and Embedded Environments

OctoML announced a collaboration with Arm to deploy next-generation machine learning (ML) applications and models across its suite of hardware.

The partnership is designed to enable Arm partners to upload machine learning models to the OctoML platform and receive optimized and packaged versions of the model fine-tuned to Arm hardware.

Arm is also contributing engineering effort to Apache TVM which provides companies developing ML on Arm technology one unified software stack to deploy models seamlessly across microcontrollers, GPUs, NPUs, and CPUs.

Apache TVM is a software framework that provides a unified layer between the machine learning frameworks—like PyTorch, TensorFlow—and the array of hardware solutions available. According to the companies, this means that ML models can be deployed anywhere from cloud to edge to mobile.

Arm's open source efforts in providing Apache TVM support to Arm Cortex-A processors, Cortex-M processors, Arm Mali-GPUs and Arm Ethos-NPUs, is designed to ensures that data scientists, software and embedded developers can now use a single software stack that works on the chips based on Arm technology.

Built on the Apache TVM open source framework, OctoML's Platform provides an automation framework that optimizes trained models to achieve optimal performance across hardware endpoints and cloud services—without compromising accuracy. The platformis enabled to address the challenge of optimizing ML models to match the resources at the edge, which opens up opportunities for a new wave of intelligent apps.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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