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NVIDIA Introduces Jetson TX2 For Edge Machine Learning With High-Quality Customers

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Expanding on their Jetson TX1 and TK1 products for embedded computing, NVIDIA announced last week their Jetson TX2 platform--a hardware and software platform the size of a credit card designed to deliver AI computing at the edge. NVIDIA touts Jetson TX2 as delivering "unprecedented deep learning capabilities," and based on the form factor, it may be right as it paves the way for a number of cutting-edge uses--from highly intelligent factory robots and commercial drones, to cameras with AI for smart cities. Operating at its maximum performance mode, NVIDIA says it will deliver twice the performance of Jetson TX1, using less than 15 watts of power. Running at maximum energy efficiency mode, NVIDIA says it can achieve twice the energy efficiency of TX1, while using less than 7.5 watts of power.


NVIDIA Introduces Jetson TX2 For Edge Machine Learning With High Quality Customers

Forbes

Expanding on their Jetson TX1 and TK1 products for embedded computing, NVIDIA announced last week their Jetson TX2 platform--a hardware and software platform the size of a credit card designed to deliver AI computing at the edge. NVIDIA touts Jetson TX2 as delivering "unprecedented deep learning capabilities," and based on the form factor, they may be right as it paves the way for a number of cutting-edge uses--from highly intelligent factory robots and commercial drones, to cameras with AI for smart cities. Operating at its maximum performance mode, NVIDIA says it will deliver twice the performance of Jetson TX1, using less than 15 watts of power. Running at maximum energy efficiency mode, NVIDIA says it can achieve twice the energy efficiency of TX1, while using less than 7.5 watts of power.


Nvidia's Pascal-powered Jetson TX2 computer blows away Raspberry Pi

PCWorld

It's designed to help make robots, drones and other devices that rely on computer vision applications. The Pascal GPU brings computer vision to robots and drones, allowing them to recognize objects and navigate around obstacles. Much like Raspberry Pi, Jetson was originally launched as a hobbyist product. The TX2 is not meant for basic robots or drones, but for those that need heavy computing vision applications, which in turn require good GPU performance.


Jetpack to work

BBC News

"Jetpacks will be part of future cities," Peter Coker, vice-president of innovation at KuangChi Science, Martin Aircraft Company's major Chinese shareholder. Real-time alterations to the red-and-green cycle can cut congestion time by up to 50% and make a city drive much more agreeable, says Prof Christos Cassandras, a smart cities expert from Boston University, who helped develop the system. "We have all been in the situation where we keep getting stuck behind red light after red light, so imagine if we can control the traffic lights or even the car to alert drivers that if they accelerate a little bit they will make that green light," he says. Cars that can do just that are already being tested on the roads in Chinese cities, says Prof Cassandras.


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