Nvidia announces Drive PX2 supercomputer for self-driving cars

Nvidia has kicked off CES 2016 by announcing a new ‘supercomputer’ that it believes will power the next generation of self-driving cars. The Nvidia Drive PX2 designed with ‘deep learning capabilities’ is a follow up to last year’s Drive PX computer, is the size of a small lunchbox and is cooled by liquid. Nvidia is calling this the ”World’s First AI Supercomputer for Self-Driving Cars,” and the entire unit will be placed in the trunk of the vehicle. It has 12 CPU cores, the Pascal GPU, 8 TFLOPS of performance offering “unprecedented amounts of processing power for deep learning,” equivalent to 150 MacBook pro laptops. It will be used to run powerful software that, when combined with sensors and GPS, will improve perception abilities of self-driving vehicles. It’ll be used…


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