Jepack 6 Release

Hi All,

Any news from Jetpack 6.0 ? It is Mid November already.


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@andrewturner8118 @tugrulyoia3 it’s tentatively supposed to be released 11/30, pending some final tests (if not, early December).

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The very definition of jack-balling, lol…it’s every time. You think it keeps people on the hook, but really nobody can stand this kind of thing. Some of us rely on information for business. Q3,beginning of Nov…Mid Nov…Nov 30…or wait, maybe early Dec…but what does that really mean? I mean, I suppose anything prior to the 15th could be construed as early Dec…but really, it’s not like it matters. Reminds me of when we waited so long for our Orin AGX delivery in April, or. May, or June…that 1 week after delivery you announced the newer model already. :P But have no fear, we are all your loyal subjects, as we have no other viable options…today…

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(if not, early December) !!! means Dec 31st, If not, early 2024.
If I would know the status, we would plan in a different way, We ordered devices and it is pending on Jatpack 6 release. No commitment to your users.

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JetPack is a complex stack of software on an equally complex hardware platform, and blockers/bugs/issues come up. I kept ya’ll in the loop with the latest dates we are driving towards for public release, which is the best anyone can do. I assure you that to all the engineers who have worked months and years even on this, a lack of commitment is the farthest thing from the truth. If it’s delayed further I will let you know.

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@dusty_nv May I ask a few questions about the upcoming JetPack 6?

  1. Does the new SDK Manager have to run on Ubuntu 22.04?

  2. Can the new SDK Manager run on ARM64 Linux?

  3. Does the “bring-your-own kernel and Linux distro in JetPack 6” means that people can upgrade to the cutting-edge distro and the cutting-edge kernel? For example, the upcoming Ubuntu 24.04.

  4. Can “bring-your-own kernel and Linux distro in JetPack 6” fully support GPU acceleration on software? Such as Firefox, Chrome, Video game console emulators, etc.

  5. What about PyTorch, TorchVision, TorchAudio, and Tensorflow Jetson’s .whl package? Is there any plan to release +cu121-cp310-cp310-linux_AARCH64.whl to their official WHL repo (for example, )? Currently, the Jetpack variants of those are always outdated. (I know there’s a Docker container, but I still hope to install them on the host OS.)

  6. Is there a plan to fully support Windows on ARM64? It’s already installable but lacks the GPU driver. I’m just curious and feel it funny :p

  1. Not sure, I’ve tried it on Ubuntu 20.04 x86_64 though
  2. No, it runs from a PC
  3. Yes, it will be easier to upgrade with more distro partners available
  4. 3rd-party software depends on if it uses the available GPU-accelerated APIs
  5. We have been rebuilding the ML/AI stack, wheels, containers, ect for CUDA 12.2 and Python 3.10. Although jetson-containers will be able to built it against other versions for you (and PyTorch)
  6. No, Linux only
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I have been looking for information about jepack6 for a long time, but I didn’t expect to find it here… Even if I upgrade to 22.04 through other methods, this also means that I need to reinstall jepack6. So I’d like to know if there’s a specific date so I don’t have to duplicate my work

@Senerity attempting to upgrade JetPack 5 to 22.04 I believe would leave you without CUDA support (if you try it, do it in a container…), so I would just wait and compile what you need on JetPack 5.

If a 3rd-party software can gain GPU-accelerate with a Geforce GPU, does it mean that the software can gain GPU-accelerate on Jetson?

Perhaps useful to know is that the GPU on a Jetson is integrated (iGPU) and connects directly to the memory controller. Most computers use a discrete GPU (dGPU) on the PCI bus. The driver software is different, and as a result, the method for discovering a CUDA-capable GPU also differs. If you were to try to install a dGPU (e.g., a GeForce series PCIe video card) I think you would find a number of things “break”. The two drivers don’t like to live together. I’ve heard there has been some consideration in making dGPU drivers compatible on the Jetson, but none of that seems to have happened (and I’m guessing probably won’t, but that is just a guess). Most of the 64-bit ARM drivers you see for dGPUs is for data centers and will cause problems on a Jetson.

Technically speaking though, if you could add a dGPU to a Jetson, and if the drivers did not have issues, then you probably could run GPU acceleration on applications designed for a dGPU.

I don’t mean dGPU support for Jetson Orin.

My question is, If the software can be accelerated by standard L4T just like now, does it mean it can also be accelerated when running on custom distros or kernels out of the box? For example, OS bundled Chromium, Firefox, video players, and maybe video trans-encoders.

Sorry for one more question.

I’m researching how op-TEE could empower our use case. Does L4T still support the op-TEE? What about 3rd distros?

Hi @jasl9187, it depends on if the 3rd-party software distributed in the other distros was built with GPU acceleration enabled, but presumably yes. When it comes to hardware video codecs, those would need to use enabled FFMPEG, V4L2, GStreamer, ect.

I’m not personally familiar with OP-TEE, so you may want to create a new topic about it, but yes I believe so.

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OK, a final respin of the L4T BSP was needed to address some last-minute issues, and the target release date has been pushed to 12/5 (pending final validation and the actual roll-out to the public servers). Once again, sorry for the delay and thanks for your continued patience as we work to get this release out asap.


This news has to stop some of my work! Especially for CUDA work based on 22.04

Hello, I would like to know the latest progress of jetpack for Ubuntu22.04, thank you very much

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With JetPack 6 you can install any distro, not only ubuntu. It’s like more pc behavior.
Jetpack 6 is amazing!

Finally, jetpack 6 today?