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Nvidia Announces ‘Supercomputer’ for Self-Driving Cars

Processing power equivalent to 150 MacBook Pros


Nvidia kicked off CES 2016 with its traditional first keynote, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang wasted no time getting to the punchline — a new computer for cars he’s calling the Drive PX2, the follow-up to last year’s Drive CX.

Nvidia is famous for throwing out big numbers to tout the power of their processors, and many of them were mentioned on stage. Its processing power is supposedly equivalent to 150 MacBook Pros, all sitting in a computer that’s about the size of a lunchbox. It has 12 CPU cores that support a combined eight teraflops and 24 deep-learning tera operations per second. It’s also water-cooled, which makes sense given how hard these chips need to work.

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