Nvidia has introduced its latest AI-powered supercomputer for robotics, autonomous machines, medical devices and other forms of embedded computing at the edge.
According to the company, the Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin is the world’s smallest, most powerful and energy-efficient AI supercomputer. Built on its Ampere architecture, Jetson AGX Orin is designed to provide six times the processing power and maintains form factor and pin compatibility with its predecessor, Jetson AGX Xavier.
It delivers 200 trillion operations per second, similar to that of a GPU-enabled server but in a size that fits in the palm of a hand.
The new Jetson computer accelerates the full Nvidia AI software stack, allowing developers to deploy the complex models needed to solve edge AI and robotics challenges in natural language understanding, 3D perception, multisensor fusion and more.
“As robotics and embedded computing transform manufacturing, healthcare, retail, transportation, smart cities and other essential sectors of the economy, the demand for processing continues to surge,” said Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of embedded and edge computing at Nvidia.
“Jetson AGX Orin addresses this need, enabling the 850,000 Jetson developers and over 6,000 companies building commercial products on it to create and deploy autonomous machines and edge AI applications that once seemed impossible.”
Jetson AGX Orin features Arm Cortex-A78AE CPUs, along with deep learning and vision accelerators. High-speed interfaces, faster memory bandwidth and multimodal sensor support provide the ability to feed multiple concurrent AI application pipelines.
Additionally, the Jetson embedded computing partner ecosystem encompasses a broad range of services and products, including cameras and other multimodal sensors, carrier boards, hardware design services, AI and system software, developer tools and custom software development.
For specific use cases, software frameworks include Isaac Sim on Omniverse for robotics, Clara Holoscan SDK for healthcare, and DRIVE for autonomous driving. The latest Isaac release includes support for the Robot Operating System (ROS) developer community.
Nvdia has also released the new Omniverse Replicator for synthetic data generation and Isaac GEMs, hardware-accelerated software packages that make it easier for ROS developers to build high-performance AI-enabled robots on the Jetson platform.