Within the history of computer science there is a very heavy name that represents a very small device. The weight of Raspberry Pi in the popularization of computer science is undeniable.

This little computer Raspberry Pi could soon meet a strong rival. Asus and Google have decided to join forces to enter the market of these mini computers. Like the Raspberry Pi, they want to provide the necessary technology for large artificial intelligence projects in a pocket format.

The miniaturization of technology offered thousands of users the possibility of experimenting with computing without relying on large expensive computers. This is the objective with which the two companies enter the market with the “Tinker Board” project.


Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi: The story of a mini-PC turned into a mass success

In their scarce 7 years of life the Raspberry Pi have been used in a myriad of projects of the most varied but, do you know what are the milestones after the development of this small computer? We tell you the story of this mini-PC.

Tinker Edge T and Tinker Edge R do not have a size larger than a credit card but offer what is necessary to start machine learning jobs. Both boards are capable of running TensorFlow libraries, that is, connected to a database or a camera can perform object or facial recognition.

The main difference between them is that the Tinker Edge R equips an NPU, a neuronal processing unit, which focuses on automatic image learning at 4K resolution.

Both one board and another support Android and Debian operating systems, but they will also be compatible with Linux systems. So far, the companies have not given much more information about their characteristics or the price, but it is known that they will be available from November 20. By a week we will know more details than the possible future rivals of Raspberry Pi will allow.


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