Autonomous Roborace Series Will Use Nvidia’s Liquid-Cooled Drive PX 2 Computers

By: | April 11th, 2016

Roborace is a new autonomous, or driverless racing series if you will, that will utilize Nvidia’s liquid-cooled drive PX 2 computers as the brains behind the operation.

Nvidia’s PX 2 computer is reportedly “the size of a lunchbox and with the computing capability of 150 MacBook Pros.”

Powered by two Tegra processors and two discrete GPUs, Nvidia’s liquid-cooled Drive PX 2 computers are capable of executing 24 trillion AI operations every single second.

The autonomous Roborace cars will make use of a myriad of technology on the track, including lidar, radar, cameras, high-definition mapping, GPS, and ultrasonic sensors, among other things.

What’s even more impressive is the fact that the cars will get smarter and more intuitive the more they race as a result of Nvidia’s computers.

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the whole Roborace idea in general, and I just keep coming back to playing Armagetron as a kid in the computer lab.

If it’s anything like that, then I’ll definitely tune in!

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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