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Primeur weekly 2019-06-03

Quantum computing

Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough ...

Focus on Europe

Wrap up of an inspiring EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 including PRACEdays19 ...

Hardware

Excelero and ThinkParQ go to market with integrated NVMesh and BeeGFS ...

Tachyum successfully deploys Linux OS on universal processor chip ...

Supermicro displays Resource-Saving server technology and new 5G Edge solutions at Computex 2019 ...

NVIDIA launches Edge computing platform to bring real-time AI to global industries ...

TYAN showcases HPC, storage and Cloud server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon scalable processors at Computex 2019 ...

Applications

DesignSafe and ADCIRC provide storm surge simulators for natural hazards community ...

University of Wyoming faculty have until June 21 to apply for supercomputer use ...

The Spanish supercomputer that helps design aerodynamics for thousands of UK cars ...

DJI Manifold 2 onboard supercomputer transforms drones into autonomous robots ...

Study finds Red Sea may be cooling rather than warming ...

Garching physicists develop a new method to carry computations in quantum field theory ...

NCSA's Blue Waters Petascale Computing Hackathon now accepting applications ...

Combination of experiments and calculations allows examination of boron's complicated dance ...

New Argonne computational model to accelerate engine development for next-generation hypersonic flight ...

The Cloud

Vulnerability of cloud service hardware uncovered ...

Univa's Navops Launch solution simplifies Cloud usage to help customers migrate their HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

DJI Manifold 2 onboard supercomputer transforms drones into autonomous robots


28 May 2019 New York - DJI, a global expert in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has launched Manifold 2, an ultra-compact onboard supercomputer for DJI drones that enables the next-generation of autonomous aerial robotics solutions. With the additional compute capability of Manifold 2, users can process complex image data onboard the drone and get results immediately, and can program drones to fly autonomously while identifying objects and avoiding obstacles.

"Through partnerships with some of the industry's leading computing companies and chip manufacturers, we are enabling DJI drones to become intelligent flying robots that can perform complex computing tasks and advanced image processing literally on the fly", stated Jan Gasparic, DJI Director of Strategic Partnerships at DJI. "Manifold 2 expands the use cases of drone technology exponentially by allowing businesses, developers and researchers to build the most advanced autonomous aerial robotics solutions for nearly any industry or task."

Manifold 2 provides powerful intelligence for a variety of applications with the ability to choose between an Intel Core i7-8550U CPU or NVIDIA Jetson TX2 supercomputer on a module for AI at the edge. Both versions are compatible with DJI's leading enterprise drones including the Matrice 210 series and Matrice 600 series and can be integrated into the drone's internal systems and sensors using DJI's powerful software development kit, allowing for open customization and seamless integration into the DJI ecosystem of software and hardware solution providers. Each Manifold 2 includes USB, UART, CAN ports and more, allowing developers to link multiple Manifold 2 processors and build on top of them to transform DJI drones into specialized aerial robots for specific applications and industries.

"DJI Manifold 2 not only enables the advanced computer vision, perception and navigation featured in Automodality's patented AMROS and Perceptive Navigation platform suite, it also enables next-generation artificial intelligence out on the edge, a hallmark of Automodality's software and service offering for industrial inspections", stated Ed Koch, Chief Technology Officer at Automodality, a company developing autonomous drone solutions. "By empowering the drone to perceive and analyze in real-time, Manifold 2 opens new areas and capabilities and allows Automodality-equipped DJI Matrice 210s to autonomously fly where no one else has flown before, in GPS and radio frequency-denied environments where the most valuable and actionable data resides."

DJI Manifold 2 is available for purchase through authorized DJI Enterprise resellers worldwide. For customers in North America, Manifold 2 is also available online through DJI's store. The CPU version is $1379 and the GPU version is $1099. Manifold 2 is compatible with the following DJI products: Matrice 210 Series, Matrice 600 Series, N3 Flight Controller, and A3 Flight Controller.
Source: DJI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-06-03

Quantum computing

Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough ...

Focus on Europe

Wrap up of an inspiring EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 including PRACEdays19 ...

Hardware

Excelero and ThinkParQ go to market with integrated NVMesh and BeeGFS ...

Tachyum successfully deploys Linux OS on universal processor chip ...

Supermicro displays Resource-Saving server technology and new 5G Edge solutions at Computex 2019 ...

NVIDIA launches Edge computing platform to bring real-time AI to global industries ...

TYAN showcases HPC, storage and Cloud server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon scalable processors at Computex 2019 ...

Applications

DesignSafe and ADCIRC provide storm surge simulators for natural hazards community ...

University of Wyoming faculty have until June 21 to apply for supercomputer use ...

The Spanish supercomputer that helps design aerodynamics for thousands of UK cars ...

DJI Manifold 2 onboard supercomputer transforms drones into autonomous robots ...

Study finds Red Sea may be cooling rather than warming ...

Garching physicists develop a new method to carry computations in quantum field theory ...

NCSA's Blue Waters Petascale Computing Hackathon now accepting applications ...

Combination of experiments and calculations allows examination of boron's complicated dance ...

New Argonne computational model to accelerate engine development for next-generation hypersonic flight ...

The Cloud

Vulnerability of cloud service hardware uncovered ...

Univa's Navops Launch solution simplifies Cloud usage to help customers migrate their HPC workloads to the Cloud ...