With its 1 teraflops of performance - comparable to the fastest supercomputer from 15 years ago - Jetson delivers exceptional performance for machine learning, computer vision, GPU computing and graphics, while drawing very little power.
"Jetson TX1 will enable a new generation of incredibly capable autonomous devices", stated Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of the Tegra business at NVIDIA. "They will navigate on their own, recognize objects and faces, and become increasingly intelligent through machine learning. It will enable developers to create industry-changing products."
Available as a module, Jetson TX1 is also built into a Developer Kit, which enables hobbyists and professionals to develop and test highly advanced autonomous devices. This makes it easy to transition from development to manufacturing and production.
Ovum Principal Analyst Michael Azoff stated: "Jetson TX1 is a significant advance in moving machine learning applications from research into the real world. It has uses that range from artificial intelligence-assisted robots, to advanced systems in automobiles, and to Internet of Things-connected intelligent machines. The ecosystem around Jetson will accelerate the transfer of AI from lab to real-world machines."
Sertac Karaman, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, stated: "NVIDIA's Jetson TX1 is so powerful and easy to use, we decided to base MIT's robotics systems and science course around it. Our students will use TX1 for embedded vision, stereo reconstruction and machine learning, so their scale racecars will be able to detect and avoid obstacles. I'm excited with the possibilities that Jetson offers."
Jeff Bier, president of Berkeley Design Technology Inc., stated: "Based on BDTI's independent analysis, the Jetson TX1 stands out in three respects. First, developing applications on the Jetson TX1 feels more like developing on a PC than like developing on a typical embedded board. Second, the JetPackTX1 installer makes it easy to install a system image on the board. Third, support for CUDA enables developers to use the GPU to accelerate their applications without having to delve into the complexities of GPU programming."
Key features of Jetson TX1 include:
Jetson TX1 includes the most comprehensive SDK for embedded visual computing, including:
The NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Developer Kit can be preordered since November 12 for $599 in the United States, with availability in other regions in the next few weeks. The Jetson TX1 module will be available in early 2016 at a suggested price of $299 - in quantities of 1,000 or more - from distributors around the world.