NVIDIA is pleased to announce Jetson TX2, the world's preeminent embedded computing platform for deploying deep learning, computer vision, and advanced artificial intelligence solutions to edge devices in the field. Jetson TX2 delivers server-grade performance that fits in the palm of your hand and runs on less than 7.5W of power.
Driven by integrated NVIDIA Pascal GPU with more than a TFLOP/s performance and hex-core CPU complex with dual-core NVIDIA Denver2, quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 and 8GB 128-bit LPDDR4, Jetson TX2 includes user-tunable energy profiles (Max-Q and Max-P) and is built from the ground-up for ultimate compute efficiency. Jetson TX2 is packed with hardware multimedia engines for streaming high-bandwidth data and 4K inputs/outputs, including up to six simultaneous MIPI CSI cameras, Image Service Processors (ISPs), video encoders and decoders supporting H.245/H.245/VP8/VP9, and additional high-speed I/O like PCIe and USB 3.0.
NVIDIA JetPack 3.0 AI SDK provides comprehensive software support out of the box, including CUDA Toolkit 8.0, cuDNN 5.1, TensorRT, Linux kernel 4.4, and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Jetson TX2 is the ideal platform for deploying deep learning frameworks like Caffe, Torch, TensorFlow, and others into an embedded environment.
Developers can get started deploying AI with NVIDIA Two Days to a Demo, a tutorial on GitHub which provides neural network models and deep learning vision primitives like image recognition, object detection, and segmentation, and teaches the workflow for re-training the models using NVIDIA DIGITS interactive training system. New to Two Days to a Demo for TX2 are segmentation models geared for drones and an aerial training dataset to encourage development of autonomous flight control systems. To learn more, see my in-depth technical Parallel Forall blog on the NVIDIA site.
Jetson TX2 is available as a developer kit and module. The module is $399 in 1K quantities, and the Jetson TX2 Developer Kit is $599, with the $299 Jetson Educational Discount for those belonging to academic institutions. In addition the price of the Jetson TX1 Developer Kit has been reduced to $499. Preorders are available with shipments in North America and Europe beginning March 14.
Key to the recent resurgence in artificial intelligence, it's been exciting times at NVIDIA experiencing the vast increases in compute horsepower put at the fingertips of developers everywhere. With Jetson comes the ability to deploy advanced deep learning capabilities into embedded environments, onboard remote edge nodes. We hope you'll join us to begin developing your own AI-powered smart devices and computer vision solutions. See our full blog post with the details to learn more.