Khadas VIM3

What a sunny day after the FIRST snow in this winter. Let me show you 3 pictures in the first row, and 3 videos in the second row. We need to enjoy both R&D and life…

Green Timers Lake 1 Green Timers Lake 2 Green Timers Park
Green Timers Lake 1 Green Timers Lake 2 Green Timers Park
A Pair of Swans A Group of Ducks A Little Stream In The Snow

After a brief break, I started investigating Khadas VIM3 again.

1. About Khadas VIM3

Khadas VIM3 is a super computer based on Amlogic A311D. Before we start, let’s carry out several simple comparisons.

1.1 Raspberry Pi 4 Model B vs. Khadas VIM3 vs. Jetson Nano Developer Kit

Please refer to hackerboards comparisons.

1.2 Amlogic A311D & S922X-B vs. Rockchip RK3399 (Pro) vs. Amlogic S912

Please refer to:

2. Ubuntu XFCE for Khadas VIM3

Let’s try out Ubuntu XFCE on Khadas VIM3.

2.1 Ubuntu XFCE Installation

As of today, I just downloaded VIM3_Ubuntu-xfce-bionic_Linux-5.5-rc2_arm64_SD-USB_V0.8.2-20200103.7z, and flash it onto a TF card as:

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➜  khadas sudo dd bs=4M if=VIM3_Ubuntu-xfce-bionic_Linux-5.5-rc2_arm64_SD-USB_V0.8.2-20200103.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 conv=fsync
1093+0 records in
1093+0 records out
4584374272 bytes (4.6 GB, 4.3 GiB) copied, 206.586 s, 22.2 MB/s

2.2 SSH Into Khadas VIM3

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➜  ~ ssh khadas@192.168.1.95
The authenticity of host '192.168.1.95 (192.168.1.95)' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:Q59XrIX7bSWsphZCpgHBSnVH5ETgCY9iLfDEuvRKtOw.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '192.168.1.95' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
khadas@192.168.1.95's password:

Welcome to Fenix 0.8.2 Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Linux 5.5.0-rc2
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| ' /| '_ \ / _` |/ _` |/ _` / __| \ \ / / | || |\/| | |_ \
| . \| | | | (_| | (_| | (_| \__ \ \ V / | || | | |___) |
|_|\_\_| |_|\__,_|\__,_|\__,_|___/ \_/ |___|_| |_|____/


* Website: https://www.khadas.com
* Documentation: https://docs.khadas.com
* Forum: https://forum.khadas.com
khadas@Khadas:~$ uname -a
Linux Khadas 5.5.0-rc2 #0.8.2 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 3 09:48:06 CST 2020 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux
khadas@Khadas:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic
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Installing Amlogic flash-tool...

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Host PC: Ubuntu 18.04

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Installing USB rules...
Installing flash-tool...
Done!

Installing Rockchip flash-tool...

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Host PC: Ubuntu 18.04

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Installing USB rules...
Installing flash-tool...
Installing configuration...
Done!

Installing ToneBoard burn-tool...

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Host PC: Ubuntu 18.04

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Installing USB rules...
Installing toneboard-burn-tool...
Done!
Installing Khadas burn-tool...
Done!

3. OpenVINO Installation

Let’s just follow this Intel official documentation Arm* 64 Single Board Computers and the Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 (Intel® NCS 2).