Israeli startup NeuReality wants to market world's first AI-centric server 

NeuReality links up with U.S.-based technology company Xilinx to deliver an artificial intelligence solution in a variety of fields such as healthcare, public safety, retail and computer vision. The solutions were presented at two conferences last week

Israeli startup NeuReality wants to market world's first AI-centric server 

NeuReality co-founders Yossi Kasus (L), VP VLSI; Moshe Tanach (C), CEO; and Tzvika Shmueli, VP Operations. Photo courtesy of the company

Israeli startup NeuReality will collaborate with U.S.-based technology company Xilinx to market AI-centric platforms enabling advanced real-world artificial intelligence applications.  

The collaboration is based on NeuReality's new AI-centric inference platform NR1-P, which includes a new type of Server-on-Chip (SoC) developed by the startup that provides all of the components necessary to deploy the inference solution for deep learning. The platform targets high-volume AI applications in various fields such as healthcare, public safety, retail, and many other computer-vision applications. 

NeuReality worked closely with Xilinx to deliver the world's first fully functional AI-centric server to the market. This prototype platform reduces the two key barriers that inhibit customers' AI deployment today, cost and complexity. As part of the collaboration, the NR1-P platform, based on the Xilinx Versal ACAP architecture, can be purchased directly from NeuReality, and will be supplied through Colfax International.

NR1-P is NeuReality's first implementation of the company's new AI-centric architecture, with other implementations expected to follow. The platform has already been installed in the data center of Colfax International. NeuReality's NR1-P was built upon the Xilinx Versal VCK5000 development card. The complete prototype solution includes a 4xRU server chassis, 16 AI-centric modules based on the Xilinx development cards, an embedded Linux software stack with Kubernetes support, orchestration functionality and a model database.

Moshe Tanach, CEO and co-founder of NeuReality, said "Working closely with Xilinx, the market leader of FPGAs for AI, has taken us one step closer to a new reality of AI-centric Server-on-Chip silicon devices that deliver best in class TCO, linear scalability, reduced latency and a simple user interface and experience. These can enable use cases such as healthcare, public safety and other applications that depend on higher efficiency and much lower cost solutions compared to the existing CPU-centric offerings."

NeuReality presented its solutions and collaboration with Xilinx at the AI Hardware Summit in Mountain View, California, and at the Xilinx Adapt virtual conference, which were both held last week. The company was established in 2019 by CEO Moshe Tanach, VP Operations Tzvika Shmueli and VP VLSI Yossi Kasus. NeuReality, which emerged from stealth in February with an $8 million seed round, currently employs more than 20 workers at its development center in Caesarea and in Tel Aviv. The company intends to double its workforce during the next year. 

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