A major disruption in the supply chain is affecting the global automotive and electronic industry. This has led to a backlog of orders for many manufacturers. The shortage of processor chips is causing supply chain disruption. These chips are as small as a coin but provide computational power to everything from mobiles and video games to large machines such as space rockets and planes.
The trends are not new to the automotive industry. These chips are being sourced by manufacturers who spend millions to fund their ambitious and highly-achieved electric cars. These microchips are also crucial to Tesla, a maker of internationally acclaimed electric cars and one of the most powerful auto manufacturers in the world, giving chase to century-old brands.
Select Car Leasing’s study found that Tesla’s microprocessor’s Artificial Intelligence outperforms Apollo 11 rocket, Apple iPhone, or even the F-35 Lightning II, Lockheed Martin’s world-famous fighter jet.
Elon Musk has replaced Nvidia’s previous chips with Tesla-developed chips. The chips that Samsung manufactured are said to be 21 times better than the Nvidia chip. It is made up of two “neural network arrays” that can each perform 36 trillion operations per second. It can process all kinds of data, including camera, radar, and GPS data, on the fly, which is especially important for Tesla’s automated driving functions. It is even smart enough to drive powerfully autonomous cars when technology and law permit.
It is hard to believe that the IBM Deep Blue supercomputer, which controversially defeated Garry Kasparov as a world chess champion, is still far behind at 200 million. Our research has shown that Tesla’s new chip is not the best. The human brain, which boasts a quadrillion operations per petaflop of processing speed, is the only “computer” to surpass it.
It could also replicate Buzz Aldrin’s trip to the Moon, Neil Armstrong’s, and Michael Collins’s unimaginable 144 million times. Model S and Model X have an in-car display capable of 10 teraflops of power, almost as much as the PS5 or Series X. Musk teased that the system could play full videogames.
Fighter jets are the most powerful machines, but they are still lagging behind. The F-35 Lightning II fighter jet of the US Air Force could be powered up to 180 times.