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  • NVIDIA Announces The Jetson TX2, Powered By NVIDIA's "Denver 2" CPU & Pascal Graphics

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Announces The Jetson TX2, Powered By NVIDIA's "Denver 2" CPU & Pascal Graphics

    NVIDIA has made the surprise announcement of the Jetson TX2 and it's powered by dual custom-designed 64-bit Denver 2 CPUs plus quad Cortex-A57 cores while boasting Pascal graphics with 256 CUDA cores.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=24305

  • #2
    Too much fun, Michael

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    • #3
      Good to see them moving closer to upstream kernel for official support, with the shift to a out-of-tree Linux 4.4 kernel.

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      • #4
        A 'supercomputer module', huh? Good grief, NVidia marketing department.
        Last edited by smitty3268; 03-07-2017, 11:14 PM.

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        • #5
          SHINY!

          ... but can it play games? PLS2BE BENCHING GAMES FOR LOLS :P

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          • #6
            If they put it in a ChromeBook, I'll buy it.

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            • #7
              Nice! Now if somebody would implement the chip in a PC.

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              • #8
                What's so great about it ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
                  What's so great about it ?
                  It's quite a lot of computing power in an embedded form factor.

                  These things are not going to be used to play Crysis, browse the web or other things people use tablets for. What Nvidia themselves are specially touting these things for is as control units for self driving cards, which do actually require quite a lot of computing power to do their job properly. Their decision making process involves real-time processing of large very amounts of data streaming in from sources like LIDARs, up to half a dozen cameras (all of which have to have their output processed by machine vision software) and a myriad of sensors about how the actual car is performing. All of these sensors have to be sampled and processed at 100s if not 1000s of times per second and produce control output at 100s if not 1000s of times per second.
                  "Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

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                  • #10
                    Let's see how well nVidia supported TX1 board with X1 Tegra generation
                    Linux 3.10.96
                    But maybe it will be fixed in JetPack 3.0 release?
                    JetPack 3.0 adds support for the new Jetson TX2 Developer Kit with a preview release of L4T with kernel 4.4, and continues to support the Jetson TX1 Developer Kit and the Jetson TK1 Developer Kit.
                    Jetson TX1 24.2.1 Ubuntu 16.04
                    Kernel 3.10.96
                    So, newer kernel only for X2, and X1 left in a dust. Well, at least they updated DDX driver to support Ubuntu 16.04, but don't expect them ship fixed OpenGL and CUDA for X1's Maxwell, or bring up OpenCL support up to 2.0 level, as they doing in desktop Maxwell driver right now. I not even talking about proper Wayland which is not there even in desktop driver...

                    Originally posted by L_A_G View Post
                    What Nvidia themselves are specially touting these things for is as control units for self driving cards, which do actually require quite a lot of computing power to do their job properly.
                    I genuinely curious what nVidia Tegra can do that AMD R-Series Embedded APU can't? I have to remind that AMD embedded APU have HSA and OpenCL 2.0 support right now, with drivers and graphics parts are supported by upstream (Linux and Mesa). I also have to remind that there is two Tensorflow implementations with OpenCL support.
                    Last edited by RussianNeuroMancer; 03-08-2017, 04:40 AM.

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