Combining Nvidia CUDA-X software with Nvidia-certified GPU servers and devices, the Nvidia EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform, says the company, lets organizations harness rapidly streaming data from factory floors, manufacturing inspection lines, and city streets to securely deliver next-generation AI, IoT, and 5G-based services at scale, with low latency.
“We’ve entered a new era, where billions of always-on IoT sensors will be connected by 5G and processed by AI,” says Jensen Huang, Nvidia founder and CEO. “Its foundation requires a new class of highly secure, networked computers operated with ease from far away. We’ve created the Nvidia EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform for this world, where computing moves beyond personal and beyond the cloud to operate at planetary scale.”
The platform software supports a wide range of applications, including Nvidia Metropolis, which can be used to build smart cities and intelligent video analytics applications, as well as the just-announced Nvidia Aerial software developer kit, which allows telcos to build completely virtualized 5G radio access networks. The EGX ecosystem includes more than 100 technology companies worldwide, says the company, and the EGX software stack architecture is supported by leading hybrid-cloud partners Canonical, Cisco, Nutanix, Red Hat, and VMware.
Early adopters of the platform include Walmart, BMW, Procter & Gamble, Samsung Electronics and NTT East, as well as the cities of San Francisco and Las Vegas.