Progress

Nvidia’s just-announced electronic brain for cars peaks at 8 teraflops of FP32 processing power.

I did a little research and the first time a supercomputer reached that kind of performance was in 2001. It was the ASCI White at Lawrence Livermore labs, with 8192 Power3 cores, consuming 12,288 kw of power.

To put that in perspective: this new Nvidia board consumes 0.002% of the power for the same computing throughput, and could fit in a small briefcase rather than needing its own building.