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Nvidia shows off Jetson supercomputer

by on08 March 2017

An itsy bitsy teeny weeny mobile super brain

Nvidia has been showing off its Jetson TX2 mini supercomputer, which is a tiny PC that is designed for artificial intelligence (AI).

Open Compute Summit in San Jose, saw Nvidia’s credit card-sized PC which Nvidia is touting as a mobile supercomputer and "AI computing at the edge".

The gear is being targeted at factory robots, commercial drones and smart cameras. The new version is twice as powerful as its predecessor and only needs 7.5 watts of power.

Based on the firm's Pascal GPU architecture, it has 8GB LPDDR4 memory, 32GB eMMC storage, support for the Linux for Tegra OS, and has 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Jetson TX2 also comes with JetPack 3.0, which Nvidia describes as the "the most comprehensive SDK for AI computing, which makes it easy to integrate AI into a wide variety of applications".

Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of the Tegra business at Nvidia, said: "Jetson TX2 brings powerful AI capabilities at the edge, making possible a new class of intelligent machines. These devices will enable intelligent video analytics that keep our cities smarter and safer, new kinds of robots that optimise manufacturing, and new collaboration that makes long-distance work more efficient."

The Nvidia Jetson TX2  Developer Kit is out now for £544 and will start shipping on 14 March.

Last modified on 08 March 2017
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