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When enthusiasts think of NVIDIA, they typically think first and foremost about graphics cards. However, the company over the years has broadened its portfolio to include deep learning accelerators, gaming consoles, and even processing engines for self-driving cars. Today, NVIDIA is expanding on the last segment of its business by teasing Xavier. Xavier, which was announced at the European edition of the GPU Technology Conference, is an artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer that was designed from the ground-up to be used for self-driving vehicles. Xavier is an SoC built around a custom 8-core processor architecture, and is backed by an all-new Volta GPU design. Xavier is being billed as... Read more...
NVIDIA pushed the gaming sector forward with its Pascal architecture, perhaps more so than any new GPU architecture in recent memory when factoring in both performance and price. However, gamers aren't the only ones who stand to benefit. The GPU maker today announced some new additions to its Pascal-based deep learning platform, the Tesla P4 and Tesla P40. These GPUs feature specialized inference instructions based on 8-bit (INT8) operations, delivering 45x faster response than CPUs and a 4x improvement over GPU solutions launched less than a year ago, NVIDIA says. The systems that these GPUs will end up in power modern artificial intelligence services, such as voice-activated assistance, email... Read more...
IFA 2016 is not the only hub for announcements this week. Baidu CEO Robin Li and NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at the Baidu World Conference today in Beijing announced that together they will create a cloud-to-car autonomous car platform. Baidu will bring its cloud platform and mapping technology while NVIDIA will incorporate its self-driving computing platform for HD maps, Level 3 autonomous vehicle control, and automated parking. The ultimate goal is to making driving safer. Baidu and NVIDIA hope to significantly reduce traffic fatalities and make driving more readily available.Jen-Hsun Huang remarked, “We’re going to bring together the technical capabilities and the expertise in AI and the scale... Read more...
It seems as though computers have taken over more and more aspects of our driving experience in recent years. Many of the advanced features are being introduced to improve safety; meaning that you can find many mainstream and luxury vehicles that offer adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, cross-traffic alert, emergency braking, and even auto parking functionality. But the holy grail is of course fully autonomous driving. Google is perhaps the leader in this arena with its fleet of self-driving Toyota and Lexus hybrids. Tesla is the closest to providing this functionality to regular consumers with Autopilot, and now NVIDIA is looking to provide the hardware to spread fully autonomous... Read more...
At last year’s CES NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the original Tegra X1-based Drive PX digital cockpit computer and discussed some of the difficulties associated with self-driving cars and the technologies that would be needed to overcome them. He discussed deep learning, deep neural nets, and the massive amounts of data that need to be collected and processed to ensure self-driving cars are not only safe, but instill confidence in the passengers and provide a good experience. Since then, Jen-Hsun claims that “several thousand man-years of effort have gone into developing the technology to enable self-driving cars” at NVIDIA. At the company’s press conference... Read more...