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Autonomous Vehicle Simulation and Distributed Compute Systems

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Our fourth episode of this season’s of Kernel of Truth has been released! In this episode we have invited Andre Payant to talk about the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Simulation and the challenges of moving from a single compute system to a distributed compute system.

Guest Bios

André Payant: André is senior manager in the AV platform team at NVIDIA. André manages an architecture team responsible for development, simulation and vehicle platforms along with managing development and delivery of platform software for the DRIVE Constellation simulation system. André brings more than 20 years of experience in automotive systems architecture and product development.

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, Ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA, formerly Cumulus Networks. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architectures try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

Show links

NVIDIA DRIVE product site:

NVIDIA DRIVE Simulation including Constellation:

Blog deep dive into Constellation: