Next-Generation Xavier Supercomputer Self-Driving Chip Will Be Based On Nvidia's Upcoming Volta GPU
Nvidia's upcoming Xavier supercomputer for self-driving cars will be based on the company's next 512-core Volta GPU. enterprises
Nvidia Xavier Self-Driving Supercomputer
Nvidia's Xavier chip will be based on the next year's Volta GPU architecture. According to PCWorld, Nvidia already unveiled the new Xavier supercomputer chip designed for self-driving cars in Amsterdam, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the company's GPU Technology Conference.
Xavier aims to make self-driving safer. The supercomputer will allow cars to recognize images and take action based on the real-time analysis of on-road situations.
Xavier will provide unprecedented computing power. The supercomputer on a chip will power the successor of Nvidia's Drive PX 2, the current supercomputer for self-driving cars.
Xavier will feature a new computer vision accelerator and a custom eight-core CPU. According to Nvidia's blog post, with a processing power of 20 TOPS, Xavier is the most advanced chip ever built by the company. Most of the computation and processing on Xavier will be performed on an integrated 512-core Volta GPU.
Nvidia Volta GPU
The upcoming Xavier supercomputer chip hints at the graphics capabilities of the Volta GPU. The new architecture of the Nvidia graphics processing unit goes beyond 4K graphics by supporting dual 8K HDR video recording.
Nvidia explained previously that the Volta GPU will be much smaller than predecessors and will solve memory bandwidth problems. The Volta chip will also come with a speedier NVLink 2.0 interconnect that will communicate at 25 Gbps. In 2018, in the U.S. Department of Energy's Summit supercomputer, Volta will be paired with IBM's upcoming Power9 chips.
According to the website wccftech.com, details about Nvidia's Volta GPUs have been also shared by Baidu Forums. USG Ishimura, a Baidu forum member, posted information regarding the plans for Nvidia's next generation GPUs. According to him, the company will introduce Volta architecture at GTC 2017 but in the consumer section the GPU will launch in 2018.
The Volta consumer edition GPU will feature higher and faster capacity HBM2 and is rumored to support Micron/Samsung GDDR6 memory. The standard memory capacity on 256-bit cards will be 16 GB VRAM.
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