Announced today at the Intel Developer Conference a new high performance system on a module (SOM) computing platform called Intel Joule.
These days, big things are coming in smaller packages. Imagine building computing applications with a small computer the size of two US dimes. This little SOM runs lets Ubuntu and Microsoft Windows 10 developers program in their preferred environment and to target Joule’s Reference Linux O/S. Intel’s Joule Platform is ideal for those looking to build smart robotics, machine vision, drone, small servers and anything that needs low power high performance computing.
Intel Joule 570X Specifications
- 1.7Ghz Intel Atom T5700 64-bit Quad Core processor
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 16GB eMMC memory
- Intel HD Graphics with 4k video support
- USB 3.0
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Reference Linux O/S
PivotHead, one of the demonstrators at the conference, showcased a set of industrial safety glasses that uses Intel Joule for AirBus factory workers. The idea was to create a pair of glasses using the Joule platform with a small camera to watch the factory operators do their task on the floor. When an anomaly existed while they were doing their work, the worker would be alerted.
Joule will be available in September 2016 from Intel resellers. Cost is around $375.