NVIDIA’s Drive PX 2 Is a Liquid-Cooled Supercomputer for Cars


NVIDIA is getting serious about delivering powerful chips to enable self-driving cars. NVIDIA’s sequel to the Drive PX in-car computer it debuted last year is a liquid-cooled beast with the power equivalent to 150 MacBook Pros.

Say hello to the Drive PX 2. It sports 12 CPU cores and has 8 teraflops worth of processing power — similar to about 6 Titan X video cards. NVIDIA also claims that it can achieve 24 trillion operations a second, which should make it particularly useful for powering self-driving cars. Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA’s CEO, says it’s the first supercomputer made for cars — it’s certainly the first we’ve seen with such insane specs.

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