Wednesday March 26, 2014

NVIDIA Unveils First Mobile Supercomputer for Embedded Systems

NVIDIA today opened the door to the development of a new generation of applications that employ computer vision, image processing and real-time data processing -- with the launch of a developer platform based on the world's first mobile supercomputer for embedded systems. The NVIDIAآ® Jetsonآ™ TK1 Developer Kit provides developers with the tools to create systems and applications that can enable robots to seamlessly navigate, physicians to perform mobile ultrasound scans, drones to avoid moving objects and cars to detect pedestrians.

With unmatched performance of 326 gigaflops -- nearly three times more than any similar embedded platform -- the Jetson TK1 Developer Kit includes a full C/C++ toolkit based on NVIDIA CUDAآ® architecture, the most pervasive parallel computing platform and programming model. This makes it much easier to program than the FPGA, custom ASIC and DSP processors that are commonly used in current embedded systems.