NVIDIA Announces "Xavier" AI Supercomputer SoC With Custom ARM64 + Volta GPU
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 28 September 2016 at 09:52 AM EDT. 22 Comments
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NVIDIA announced at GTC Europe today their forthcoming Xavier SoC that will succeed Parker. At least for now, Xavier is super exciting and is aimed to be a "AI supercomputer" SoC.

Xavier will be comprised of seven billion transistors and manufactured on a 16nm FinFET+ processor. This SoC will feature a NVIDIA-designed custom 8-core ARM 64-bit processor with a 512-core Volta GPU. Volta is the successor to Pascal due out next year. This chip will also have a new CV accelerator and also has dual 8K HDR video processors. Xavier looks like it will have about a 20 Watt power budget and is rated for 20 Deep Learning Tera-OPs (DL TOPS).

Sampling on Xavier won't even begin until Q4'2017, so we're still more than one year out before seeing this custom 8-core CPU + Volta GPU beauty on any development boards, but it certainly sounds exciting! At least months prior to that we should be seeing the Volta GPUs roll out.

Update: Few more details on NVIDIA's Xavier are now available via the NVIDIA blog.
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