Updated: Jul 2, 2022
Intel isn’t the first name that comes to mind when you think about software development, even though it’s one of the most influential and innovative technology companies on the planet. Four decades ago, Intel’s 8088 processor helped launch the PC revolution, and if you’re reading this on a desktop or a laptop, chances are you have an Intel Inside. The same goes for servers and a range of other hardware we rely on every day.
Software engineers have been using Intel hardware platforms for decades, typically without even considering the software and firmware behind them. If they needed more virtualization performance, they opted for a range of other products. But now, Intel also wants developers to begin using more of its software and is committed to a “software first” strategy.
The idea behind oneAPI is to enable the use of one platform (or unified programming model) for a range of different hardware, which means developers no longer need to use different languages, tools, and libraries when they code for CPUs (the core component that defines a computing device), and GPUs (a specialized processor originally designed to accelerate graphics rendering).
Tomestic has officially been selected as one of twelve tech startups that have the privilege of aligning with Intel's oneAPI program. This opportunity allows us access to the most advanced computing in the world. As Founder and CEO, Poet De’Medici, explains, “It’s like doing what you’re doing with limited resources and then suddenly, a world-class company gives you access to its strongest tools. This opens a world of possibilities for us.”
“We can now avail ourselves to oneAPI’s technology including access to the Intel DevCloud which exists to develop AI and deep learning algorithms. We’ll also have use of NVIDIA’s NERF (image scanning software). For instance, you could take a book from the 1500s, scan an image and the API will turn it into a 3-D vector. The technology will assume what’s behind it and project a 3-D image while the user is reading. As well, a reader will now have the means to add to the Tomestic catalogue.”
Tomestic has just begun to tap into all that oneAPI has to offer. Equipped with the latest technology, we’re ready to take the next step in the development of our Organic Living Book that will elevate learning comprehension and transform the reading experience for millions, worldwide.