Supercomputer the size of a compact mini-PC – Jetson AGX Orin – goes on sale. The device was introduced by Nvidia in November , but it has only just hit the shelves now. The cost of such a device is $ 2,000.
Interestingly, over the past six months, the declared PC performance has grown from 200 to 275 TOPS. However, the platform remains the same. It has 12 Cortex-A78AE CPU cores and a GPU with 2048 CUDA cores. It’s just that the company increased the frequency of the graphics core from 1 GHz to 1.3 GHz. This version is also equipped with 64 GB of RAM. There is also a version with 32 GB of memory and a stripped-down GPU. Its performance was just pulled up to those same 200 TOPS.
Nvidia is positioning its mini-supercomputer as a solution for advanced robotics, autonomous machines, and next-generation embedded and peripheral computing. All this should first of all be based on artificial intelligence.
Customers using the Jetson AGX Orin can take advantage of the full Nvidia CUDA-X compute suite, the Nvidia JetPack SDK, pre-trained models from the Nvidia NGC catalog, and the latest application development and optimization platforms and tools such as Nvidia Isaac, Metropolis, and TAO Toolkit.