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[OpenVINO] CPU plugin on RaspberryPi


Hi all,

I am trying the OpenVINO framework on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a Intel NCS2 stick and python bindings. I installed the latest version from here and I can say it works quite well until now and I am able to execute models on the myriad device.

In order to understand the performance improvements of the execution of models with the NCS2, I was trying to load the CPU plugin instead of the MYRIAD and I got the following error

RuntimeError: Cannot find plugin to use :

The python code that generates the error is

from openvino.inference_engine import IEPlugin
plugin = IEPlugin("CPU")

Of course, if I replace CPU with MYRIAD it works.

Looking on the documentation, I read that the CPU plugin should not supported by RaspberryPi. Am I right? Is there any intention to ru the CPU plugin also on raspberry pis?

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Hi Mattia,

I apologize for the late response. But yes, you're correct - the CPU plugin is not supported by the Raspberry Pi since it uses an ARM processor. 

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Best Regards,


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