NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1 Supercomputer-on-Module Drives Next Wave of Autonomous Machines

Today NVIDIA introduced Jetson TX1, a small form-factor Linux system-on-module, destined for demanding embedded applications in visual computing. Designed for developers and makers everywhere, the miniature Jetson TX1 (figure 1) deploys teraflop-level supercomputing performance onboard platforms in the field. Backed by the Jetson TX1 Developer Kit, a premier developer community, and a software ecosystem including Jetpack, Linux For Tegra R23.1, CUDA Toolkit 7, cuDNN, and VisionWorks, Jetson enables machines everywhere with the proverbial brains required to achieve advanced levels of autonomy in today’s world. Aimed at developers interested in computer vision and on-the-fly sensing, Jetson TX1’s credit-card footprint and low power consumption mean that it’s geared for deployment onboard embedded systems with constrained size, weight, and power (SWaP). Jetson TX1 exceeds the performance of Intel’s high-end Core i7-6700K Skylake in deep learning classification with Caffe, and while drawing only a fraction of the power, achieves more than ten times the perf-per-watt.”