Installing Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit

Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit is a comprehensive toolkit for developing applications and solutions based on deep learning tasks, such as computer vision, automatic speech recognition, natural language processing, recommendation systems, and more. It provides high-performance and rich deployment options, from edge to cloud. Some of its advantages are:

  • Enables CNN-based and transformer-based deep learning inference on the edge or cloud.

  • Supports various execution modes across Intel® technologies: Intel® CPU, Intel® Integrated Graphics, Intel® Discrete Graphics, Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2, and Intel® Vision Accelerator Design with Intel® Movidius™ VPUs.

  • Speeds time-to-market via an easy-to-use library of computer vision functions and pre-optimized kernels.

  • Compatible with models from a wide variety of frameworks, including TensorFlow, PyTorch, PaddlePaddle, ONNX, and more.

Install OpenVINO

Check out the OpenVINO Download Page

OpenVINO installation package is distributed as two options: OpenVINO Runtime and OpenVINO Development Tools.

  • OpenVINO Runtime contains the core set of libraries for running machine learning model inference on processor devices.

  • OpenVINO Development Tools is a set of utilities for working with OpenVINO and OpenVINO models. It includes the following tools:

    • OpenVINO Runtime

    • Model Optimizer

    • Post-Training Optimization Tool

    • Benchmark Tool

    • Accuracy Checker and Annotation Converter

    • Model Downloader and other Open Model Zoo tools

Option 2. Install OpenVINO Runtime only

OpenVINO Runtime may also be installed on its own without OpenVINO Development Tools. This is recommended for users who already have an optimized model and want to deploy it in an application that uses OpenVINO for inference on their device. To install OpenVINO Runtime only, follow the instructions on the Install OpenVINO Runtime page.

The following methods are available to install OpenVINO Runtime:

Option 3. Build OpenVINO from source

Source files are also available in the OpenVINO Toolkit GitHub repository. If you want to build OpenVINO from source for your platform, follow the OpenVINO Build Instructions.

Next Steps

Still unsure if you want to install OpenVINO toolkit? Check out the OpenVINO tutorials to run example applications directly in your web browser without installing it locally. Here are some exciting demos you can explore:

Follow these links to install OpenVINO: