With the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Railway Computer, safety and cost-effectiveness in the railway sector can be improved. This is equally interesting for railway operators as it is for rail vehicle manufacturers. The AI Railway Computer is used wherever AI and edge computing intersect. Typical applications include semi-autonomous driving, predictive maintenance and condition-based monitoring. Syslogic is currently supplying the first product-quality samples for test purposes and will soon start series production.
Syslogic uses a Jetson TX2 module by Nvidia as the basis for the AI Rail Computer. The core of the Jetson TX2 is the ARM SoC Tegra X2 named Parker. It combines two computation modules with Nvidia's proprietary Denver 2 microarchitecture with four Cortex-A57 cores and a Pascal GPU. The latter has 256 shader cores. This enables the AI Embedded System to use artificial intelligence in real time.
The innovative processor technology combines Syslogic with the tried and tested features of existing railway computers. For example, the AI Railway Computer is passively cooled, features a robust housing and screw-on M12 connectors. Thus, the AI Railway Computer complies with railway standard EN50155, class OT4, as well as fire protection standard EN45545. Furthermore, the railway computer has a galvanically isolated nominal power supply of 24/36 and optionally up to 110VDC.
Besides performance and robustness, Syslogic is also focusing on easy commissioning of the AI Embedded systems. The devices come with pre-installed Ubuntu board support package (Linux for Tegra). Additionally, a complete developer environment (JetPack) including CUDA libraries is installed. The Nvidia software development kit and a deep learning framework are available for a quick introduction to the AI world.