NVIDIA just announced a decent deal for their Jetson Nano AI Development kit at a price of $59. As an alternative to the original NVIDIA Jetson Nano 4GB version, NVIDIA aims to make AI development even more affordable. This lowers the barrier of entry to AI, allowing students, startups, and even individuals, to begin learning and exploring AI.
The keen eye among you will notice that the new Jetson Nano only contains half the amount of memory that the original Jetson Nano has. However, according to NVIDIA, AI processing is still said to perform just as well as memory is not the bottleneck.
NVIDIA also mentioned that users can simply port their current application from the NVIDIA Jetson Nano 4GB to the new Jetson Nano 2GB without any other development work. As there are no other hardware and specifications difference between these two models other than RAM capacity, your previously developed projects will work out of the box after installation.
Furthermore, as the Jetson Nano is a Cloud Native enabled hardware, you get easily get up to speed in deploying your latest AI applications with the use of containerization. This is thanks to NVIDIA’s container runtime, which allows GPU hardware acceleration in virtualized environments.
For those who are interested in learning about AI, NVIDIA also announced their free online training and AI-certification program. This online course will also allow participants to gain certification by NVIDIA themselves. You can be certified as a “Jetson AI Specialist” after the completion of the course. To find out more about the NVIDIA Jetson AI Courses and Certification, you can visit the link here.