Basic Installation and Configuration

This page provides guidance for installing the Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute SDK (Intel® Movidius™ NCSDK).

Prerequisites

Installation

To perform the typical installation of the NCSDK, use the following commands on your host machine:

ncsdk 2 (latest)

wget https://ncs-forum-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/ncsdk/ncsdk-02_05_00_02-full/ncsdk-2.05.00.02.tar.gz
tar xvf ncsdk-2.05.00.02.tar.gz
cd ncsdk-2.05.00.02
make install
make examples

ncsdk 1 (legacy)

wget https://ncs-forum-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/ncsdk/ncsdk-01_12_00_01-full/ncsdk-1.12.00.01.tar.gz
tar xvf ncsdk-1.12.00.01.tar.gz
cd ncsdk-1.12.00.01
make install
make examples


Raspberry Pi Installation

We recommend a 16GB SD card for a full NCSDK installation.

You will likely need to increase the swapfile size on the Raspberry Pi in order to successfully complete NCSDK and/or OpenCV installation. To increase the swapfile size, edit the value of CONF_SWAPSIZE in /etc/dphys-swapfile:

sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile

The default value is 100 (MB). We recommend that you change this to 1024 (MB) or greater.

Then restart the swapfile service:

sudo /etc/init.d/dphys-swapfile restart

Proceed with installation as shown above. After you have installed the NCSDK (and optionally OpenCV), you should change the swapfile size back to 100 MB.

Uninstallation

To uninstall the NCSDK, type the following command:

make uninstall