Nvidia unveils world’s first mobile supercomputer for embedded systems
Nvidia today opened the door to the development of a new generation of applications that employ computer vision, image processing and real-time data processing — with the launch of a developer platform based on the world’s first mobile supercomputer for embedded systems. At the heart of the Jetson TK1 Developer Kit is the Tegra K1 mobile processor, Nvidia’s 192-core super chip built on the Nvidia Kepler architecture, the world’s most advanced and energy-efficient GPU. Tegra K1’s 192 fully programmable cores deliver the world’s most advanced graphics and compute performance in a mobile form factor.
The Nvidia Jetson TK1 Developer Kit provides developers with the tools to create systems and applications that can enable robots to seamlessly navigate, physicians to perform mobile ultrasound scans, drones to avoid moving objects and cars to detect pedestrians. With unmatched performance of 326 gigaflops — nearly three times more than any similar embedded platform — the Jetson TK1 Developer Kit includes a full C/C++ toolkit based on Nvidia Cuda architecture, the most pervasive parallel computing platform and programming model. This makes it much easier to program than the FPGA, custom ASIC and DSP processors that are commonly used in current embedded systems. The Nvidia Jetson TK1 Development Kit can be preordered starting today for $192, in the U.S., from Nvidia, Microcenter and Newegg. It is also available for preorder from Avionic Design, SECO and Zotac in Europe. Distribution in Japan is through Ryoyo Electro Corporation.