I know the officially supported platforms are currently Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 7.4. That is fine for development, but what about run-time? Is there any guidance on how to deploy OpenVINO applications to other distributions (in particular I am interested in CentOS 6.x)? E.g., would AppImage packaging be recommended? Anyone have experiences they could share?
It's not officially supported - we don't guarantee the proper behavior on lower OS versions. At least you need to install gcc 4.8.5 as on CentOS 7.4. Other depends on the OpenVINO components and target hardware units you're going to use.