NVIDIA pronounces the Jetson TK1 dev-package, calls it the world's first cellular supercomputer

NVIDIA announces the Jetson TK1 dev-kit, calls it the world's first mobile supercomputer

Want you had your personal private supercomputer? Quickly, you’ll purchase one — nicely, type of. At its GPU Know-how convention in the present day, NVIDIA introduced the Jetson TK1, a $192 Tegra K1-based mostly improvement package constructed on the identical structure that powers the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Nationwide Laboratories. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Haung describes it as “the world’s tiniest little supercomputer,” noting that it is able to operating something the Titan can run, however at a a lot slower tempo.

The package is designed to be used in superior robotics, autonomous automobiles and computer systems trying to simulate human recognition of bodily objects, however throughout a submit-announcement briefing, NVIDIA beamed on the suggestion that builders may use it in quirky maker tasks. Joking apart, nevertheless, they clarified that Jetson is a better-grade board than you will discover in Arduinos or the Raspberry Pi — it could push 326 gigaflops, and is much better suited to driving drones, ultrasound machines and self-driving automobiles. Nonetheless, at $192, we would not be stunned to see a couple of Jetson-based mostly tasks pop up on the subsequent MakerFaire.