Nvidia creates first automotive supercomputer

Nvidia said its supercomputer will utilize what it calls “deep learning” to understand what’s going on at all times around a car.(Photo: Nvidia) Las Vegas — Computer chip-maker Nvidia Corp. has created what it says is the first supercomputer for an automobile, and Volvo Car Group is the first automaker to purchase it. Nvidia, at the CES 2016 technology trade show, announced its Drive PX 2 with eight teraflops of processing power — the equivalent to the power in 150 MacBook Pros — that can help in the complex sensor-detecting capabilities needed in fully driverless cars and trucks. That much power can allow the car to easily scan 360 degrees around the car to detect animals, pedestrians, cars, debris and other objects. The Swedish carmaker — which was sold by…

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