A New Word I’ve Been Seeing Recently


The usage is probably older than I know. The word is “compute” used as a noun. Mostly I’ve heard it in the depths of IT departments, but here’s a usage in an article intended for us normal geeks. “AV “stands for “autonomous vehicle.”

You’ll need a load of on-board compute, too. Future AVs could run on up to 500 million lines of code and produce terabytes of data daily.


Well, it is shorter than something like “computing power.”

The word is even in the diagram:

Waymo/Jaguar vehicle with labels for hardware and sensor systems
It’s over the rear wheel.

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