MulticoreWare Inc- Building Responsible AI Solutions for a Better Tomorrow

One of the most crucial factors for consistent growth in the era of digitization is software development. It ensures greater team efficiency and productivity for your business at the expense of little additional work. The greatest development team can assist you as an entrepreneur in automating your firm and accelerating your expansion. 

MulticoreWare Inc., a business that supports you with rapid software development, is highlighted in this issue of The Most Trusted Sensor Solution Providers for The Enterprise World. 

Learn more about the company’s history in this interview with President and CEO AGK Karunakaran.

Tell us about MulticoreWare and what made you decide to found the business. 

Our journey with MulticoreWare began in 2009. At the time, processor performance was measured by the number of cores rather than the clock frequency. There was a gap in software development for these homogeneous and heterogeneous processing architectures when multicore processors first appeared. Our clients were having trouble making effective use of multi-core, multi-architecture systems due to the introduction of GPUs and their rising popularity.

In order to create a business that provides software and middleware for this market, we came together with some of the brightest parallel programmers and academics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

What goods or services does the business prioritise? How do your services differ from those offered by competitors?

A software development company called MulticoreWare provides cutting-edge goods and services on multicore and multi-threaded CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, and various AI hardware accelerators. Therefore, you want us on your team if your code is intended for a multi-core, heterogeneous platform. 

We currently rank among the top providers of services like HEVC video compression, machine learning, and software speed optimisation. In addition to a wide range of vertical areas like media and broadcasting, security, smart cities, robotics, retail, sports analytics, AR/VR, automotive and transportation, etc., our customers are spread across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. On the Inc. 5000 list for 2014, we were even ranked as one of the top private companies in America for rapid growth.

Additionally, we have been expanding our offerings in the areas of Compilers (HPC, Heterogeneous Computing), HW Profiler Tools, Video Codec Products (HEVC, VVC), Computer Vision Products and Solutions, Machine Learning Products and Solutions (Convolutional Neural Networks), as well as a variety of Sensor Perception and Inference Stacks for Edge and ADAS Applications.

Additionally, MulticoreWare specialises in high-performance machine learning, AI Analytics Solutions, processing sensor data from autonomous vehicles, and autonomous embedded software for various sectors.

MulticoreWare is a market leader in professional-grade video software technology for the most economical storage and transfer of multimedia materials. Through the x266TM consortium, MulticoreWare is driving the development of the Next-Gen Video Technology’s open-source Versatile Video Coding (VVC) solution. Additionally, with the top broadcasting partners worldwide, the x265TM open-source stack has been the HEVC High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) gold standard. For OTT and live streaming use cases, the UltraziqTM library, an expanded solution built on top of the x264TM (AVC) and x265TM (HEVC) encoder libraries, aims to improve video quality and turnaround time.

Face Recognition, Pose Estimation, Action Intelligence, and other areas of human intelligence are only a few of the areas of Human Behaviour AI that MulticoreWare has built crucial intellectual property (IP) around. A wide range of customers have also benefited from MulticoreWare’s AI/ML/DL algorithms and consequent analytical solutions that are tailored for cloud or edge computing implementations in a variety of programming languages and frameworks.

Tell us a little bit about your team.

We were committed to building a team that had representation from both industry and academia from the very beginning. It is essential for a company like ours to continuously examine new technologies and be ready to apply them to our goods and services. People on our team who have contributed so much and been with us for years.

We still adhere to this attitude today and collaborate on joint initiatives with universities with which we have R&D partnerships. Additionally, this enables us to recruit new talent to our diverse staff.

Tell us a little bit about your professional background. 

In the past 25 years, I have worked on projects including the transition of homogeneous and heterogeneous multi-core markets, bootstrapping start-up businesses, system-level product creation and design, engineering management, and overall company strategy. I’ve had success establishing, growing, and running businesses in different nations. 

I have also worked with non-governmental organisations in the field of education, particularly one that aims to fill systemic gaps with high-quality, inexpensive models.

I was also associated with TiE in Silicon Valley, where I held the positions of president and director. One of the biggest conferences for entrepreneurs, TiECON has influenced many entrepreneurs, including myself, since the early 1990s. 

What major accomplishments have you made in your business life?

I’ve always thought that developing a new technology or product should help society as a whole. Our ability to build products on open-source platforms at MulticoreWare has allowed a sizable developer community to contribute and advance this project.

Which quotes are your favourite? 

These two are only two of many that come to mind.

The Strength in Persistence 

Calvin Coolidge 

“Persistence is the only quality in the world that matters. Nothing is more prevalent than talented men who fail in their endeavours. Genius won’t do it; unappreciated genius is practically a proverb. Education won’t work because there are many educated misfits in the world. Only tenacity and willpower are all-powerful. The human race’s issues have been overcome and will continue to be solved by the phrase “Press On!”

Quote #2:

M. K. Gandhi:

“Losing yourself in the service of others is the best way to find yourself.”

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