Developers can now pre-order Nvidia's CUDA on ARM reference platform and development kit.
Called Carma, the board includes the company's Tegra 3 quad-core ARM A9 processor, a Quadro 1000M GPU with 96 cores (good for 270 single-precision GFlops), as well as a PCIe X4 link, one Gigabit Ethernet interface, one SATA connector, three USB 2.0 interfaces as well as a Displayport and HDMI.
Included in the package, which will be available in "limited quantities", is the CUDA toolkit and a Ubuntu Linux-based OS. Nvidia said that Carma will be shipping sometime in Q2 of next year. The developer kit is generally targeted at hardware and software designers who are working on "energy-efficient computing initiatives around the world". Expect this design to especially find interest with developers who are looking for server applications for Tegra 3 as well as developers who are building future ARM notebooks running Windows 8.