D1 is Allwinner’s first SoC based on the RISC-V ISA,which has a 64-bit Xuantie C906 core from T-Head. The “Nezha” Development Board is an AIoT development board based on the D1 SoC customized by Allwinner Online. It is a rare mass-produced development board that uses RISC-V SoC and can run the GNU/Linux operating system.
ncnn is a high-performance neural network forward computing framework launched by Tencent Youtu Lab that is extremely optimized for mobile device. It is also a relatively rare neural network framework that has been adapted and optimized for the RISC-V architecture.
This article is a tutorial that step-by-step shows step by step how to run a demo of the ncnn neural network inference framework on a brand new Allwinner D1 “Nezha” Development Board.