Announcing JetPack 5.0 Developer Preview with Jetson Linux 34.1

We are pleased to announce the release of JetPack 5.0 Developer Preview. This is a development release with a full compute stack update including CUDA 11.4, as well as Jetson Linux 34.1 with Linux Kernel 5.10, an Ubuntu 20.04 based root file system, a UEFI based bootloader, and OP-TEE as Trusted Execution Environment.

This release supports Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit as well as Jetson AGX Xavier series and Jetson Xavier NX series developer kits and commercial modules.

JetPack 5.0 Developer Preview highlights include:

  • Support for Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit
  • Support to emulate performance of production Jetson Orin NX series and Jetson AGX Orin series modules with Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit
  • LTS Kernel 5.10
  • Ubuntu 20.04 based reference file system
  • OP-TEE Trusted Execution Environment
  • UEFI bootloader
  • Support for NVSCI: Provides utilities for streaming data packets between different applications and for interprocess communication (IPC)
  • New Jetson Power GUI: Tool for monitoring power and thermal status
  • New NVUtils Multimedia buffer management and buffer transformation API
  • NVIDIA Container Runtime no longer mounts user level libraries like CUDA, cuDNN and TensorRT from the host. These will instead need to be installed inside the container.

Please note that JetPack 5.0 Developer Preview is not intended for production use, and has known issues documented in the Jetson Linux release notes. Please read the release notes carefully.

JetPack 5.0 Developer Preview components:

  • Jetson Linux 34.1
  • CUDA 11.4.14
  • TensorRT 8.4.0 Early Access
  • cuDNN 8.3.2
  • VPI 2.0
  • OpenCV 4.5.4
  • Vulkan 1.3
  • Nsight Systems 2021.5
  • Nsight Graphics 2021.5
  • Nsight Compute 2021.2.4.1

Jetson Linux 34.1 Developer Guide: Welcome — Jetson Linux
Developer Guide 34.1 documentation

Please find TensorFlow and PyTorch wheels in Jetson Download Center

Install JetPack 5.0 Developer Preview via Debian package management tool, NVIDIA SDK Manager, or SD card image (for Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit).

Following containers images are availalble on NGC:

The following items will be available shortly (we will add links as accordingly):

Any ETA on the nv-tegra source release?

@makinbacon21 it will be available within next 24 hours.

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Is this still the target?

@makinbacon21 the new k5.10n kernel sources are available on, using tag " jetson-r34.1_dp " "

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Awesome! Thank you! Any chance we could get history for kernel-5.10? There’s history for nvgpu and kernel/nvidia, plus the DTBs.

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Speaking of Git history, is there any real reason why rel32 and up Tegra Android kernel source doesn’t have history? Older releases had source but now it’s just tarballs and single-commit repos that make life really hard for those trying to breathe new life into the Tegra line. The X1 line is being mostly left out of L4T releases now aside from bugfixes and there are a lot of communities that want to work on continued support in Linux and OSS Android (LineageOS among other ROMs).

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@suhash ^ any comment? Just curious because 4.9 had history (aside from the Android tag releases) and 5.10 is just a dump, without even upstream commits, which is extremely unhelpful for any kernel modification, adaptation, etc. that people might want to do.

@makinbacon21 We do intend to provide the history but currently the repo has a large amount of commit and we are figuring out the best way to provide the history. We intend to do it by the JetPack 5.0 Production Release timeline.

Cool. It would be nice to have it earlier rather than later, but cleaning up the history def takes time and that makes sense. Would be nice to get a final set of 4.9 history from the rel-shield-r Android release, especially since linux-4.9, kernel/nvidia, and nvgpu have long and weirdly diverged history. Anyway, thanks for the info!