Nvidia recently announced its latest update to their embedded hardware developer kit range. Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 board, is focused more towards machine learning. The TX1, development kit replaces Nvidia’s TK1 which was launched last year and is said to be three times faster than its predecessor.
Nvidia’s TX1 will be useful in areas such as; autonomous drones, facial recognition and behavioural analysis between a crowd and computer vision. The TX1 improves in terms of performance by increasing it to one “teraflop” (trillion floating point operations per second), networking is done via Ethernet and 802.11ac wireless networking. It also consumes under 10 watts and has Linux pre-installed. It’s also the size of a credit card.
When it releases, the TX1 will deliver more performance than any other embedded developer boards that is on the market today. Nvidia is also doing similar machine deep-learning capabilities to its self-driving cars. By using the same Tegra X1 processor, Nvidia created the Drive PX for their self-driving cars.
The Jetson TX1 will be available to preorder from November 12 and will be shipped on November 16 (only in the US) through online retailers such as Amazon and Newegg. It will retail for a price of $599 (about RM 2614) and for students and educators, the stand-alone version will cost $299 (about RM1305). The release date for stand-alone version and for the rest of the world is expected to be sometime next year.