Power to the People: Jetson TK1, the First Mobile Embedded Supercomputer, Now Shipping

by Will Park

We’re now shipping the Jetson TK1 Development Kit, the first supercomputer for developing embedded applications and devices– the digital technologies built into the world all around us.

Close up of Jetson TK1
Jetson TK1 is built to help you put more power in more places.

Order the kit and you’ll get a Jetson TK1 development board, an AC adapter with power cord, a USB cable for flashing, and our quick start guide to help get you running.

At Jetson’s core: Tegra K1. Announced earlier this year, Tegra K1 is built around 192 programmable cores that can deliver more than 300 Gigaflops of computing power. These cores are built around the same Kepler Architecture used by some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

As a result, all of Tegra K1’s power can be unlocked with CUDA, the same pervasive, easy-to-use parallel processing platform used on Kepler-powered workstations and supercomputers.

That means the applications for Tegra K1 are already here. The result: Jetson TK1 is a great development platform for computer vision and CUDA applications for robotics, medicine, security, automotive, and defense applications, among others.

So get started. Go here to learn more. Or read about Jetson TK1 on Parallel Forall, our developer blog. Or place your order today, via NewEgg or Microcenter. The price: $192, or just $1 for each computing core.