NVIDIA launched a new follow-up to its Jetson AGX Xavier ($1,100 AI brain for robots) that it released in 2018. The Jetson AGX Orin module has six times as much processing power as Xavier, despite its similar form factor, and fits in one's palm. Orin was designed by NVIDIA to be an "energy efficient AI supercomputer" for robotics, autonomous, and medical devices. It can also be used in edge AI applications that may seem difficult at the moment.
According to the chipmaker, Orin can perform 200 trillion operations per second. The NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU is used to build it. It also features Arm Cortex A78AE CPUs. Next-generation deep learning and vision accelerators give it the ability run multiple AI apps. Orin will allow users to access the company's software, tools, and NVIDIA Isaac Sim, scalable robotics simulator application that allows developers to test and manage their AI-powered bots in photorealistic and physically-accurate environments. NVIDIA Clara is available for AI-powered genomics and imaging. NVIDIA Drive is also available for autonomous vehicle developers.
Although the company has not yet revealed the cost of the Orin, it plans to make the Jetson AGX Orin developer kit and module available in the first quarter 2022. Register to receive notifications about the availability of Orin on NVIDIA’s website. NVIDIA GTC will feature Orin from November 8th to 11th.