Vulkan SC for safety critical & real time graphics

We have released Vulkan SC (Safety Critical) support in NVIDIA Jetson and DRIVE platforms.

Earlier this year, Vulkan SC was released to provide a standard for safety critical graphics and real-time GPU processing.

In development of our robotics software, we need to perform graphics accelerated functions in systems that need functional safety. However neither OpenGL, or Vulkan were designed for safety; This led to implementing graphics operations in CUDA safety compute. With the release of Vulkan SC, we can accelerate graphics operations using interfaces and software designed for functionally safe real-time systems.

Vulkan SC is designed to support IEC 61508 (industrial & robotics) and ISO 26262 (automotive) and is available for Jetson platforms with Jetpack 5.0.2 and DRIVE platforms with DRIVE OS for functionally safe ROS development.

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