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Hardware face recognition

Hardware face recognition

Posted Dec 1, 2011 22:09 UTC (Thu) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
In reply to: Hardware face recognition by Fowl
Parent article: Hardware face detection

A lot of the "software running somewhere else" things these days are running on FPGAs, or as ASICs designed as software but compiled to chip designs. Even in the case where it is some sort of microcontroller, it's reasonably likely not to be able to run code except from flash, making it impractical to schedule threads to, even if it is the same architecture as the nominal CPU. Even when it's programmable, it's probably best to model as a hotpluggable bus, where you can cause a device with a particular function to appear by loading its firmware, simply because it causes wear and takes significant time to reprogram it.

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