Nvidia Launches Jetson Xavier as Fastest AI Supercomputer in a Size of Debit Card

Nvidia has announced a new Jetson SOC, Xavier NX which is touted as world’s smallest supercomputer. So how small is this? Smaller than the size of a credit/debit card. This mini supercomputer can perform 21 TOPS while consuming less than 10 Watts / 15 Watt mode. 

The Jetson Xavier NX is powered by a low-power version of the Tegra Xavier SoC. The configuration includes:

CPU6-core NVIDIA Carmel 64-bit ARMv8.2 @ 1400MHz* (6MB L2 + 4MB L3)
GPU384-core NVIDIA Volta @ 1100MHz with 48 Tensor Cores
DLDual NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerator (NVDLA) engines
Memory8GB 128-bit LPDDR4x @ 1600MHz | 51.2GB/s
Storage16GB eMMC 5.1
Encoder†(2x) 4Kp30 | (6x) 1080p60 | (12x) 1080p30
Maximum throughput up to (2x) 464MP/s – H.265 Main
Decoder†(2x) 4Kp60 | (4x) 4Kp30 | (12x) 1080p60 | (32x) 1080p30
Maximum throughput up to (2x) 690MP/s – H.265 Main
Camera††(12x) MIPI CSI-2 lanes | 3×4 or 6×2 camerasUp to 6 cameras (36 via virtual channels)
Display(2x) DP 1.4 / eDP 1.4 / HDMI 2.0 a/b @ 4Kp60
Ethernet10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet
USBUSB 3.1 (10Gbps) + (3x) USB 2.0
PCIe‡(2x) PCIe Gen 3 controllers, 5 lanes | 1×1 + 1×1/2/4 
Misc I/Os(3x) UART, (2x) SPI, (2x) I2C, I2S, CAN, GPIOs
Socket260-pin SODIMM edge connector, 70x45mm
Thermals^-25°C to 90°C (Tj)
Power10W / 15W modes, 5V input

Jetson Xavier NX is supported by NVIDIA’s complete CUDA-X software stack and Jetpack SDK for AI development.

NVIDIA also announced that it captured the top spot in 4 out of 5 categories from the MLPerf Inference 0.5 benchmarks, of which Jetson AGX Xavier was the leader among edge computing SoC’s, including all of the vision-based tasks

The Jetson Xavier NX module will be available in March 2020 for $399 in volume



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