After Microsoft, Huawei, Google, and other big names in the tech world, Nvidia followed suit by introducing its new and powerful EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The new edge supercomputing platform introduced by Nvidia will be able to provide software stack support to industrial edge devices based on high-powered artificial intelligence. The core target of this state-of-the-art computing platform is to enable smart utilization of massive amounts of data to provide next-generation AI, IoT, & 5G based services at low latency – a smart move indeed.
The data that is gathered from industrial processes and smart city apparatuses is the one that currently lacks sufficient analytical management. However, after Chinese-based Huawei developed the world’s first 5G application technology, and insertion of companies such as Microsoft, Google, Ericsson, and others in IoT and AI sector – with Nvidia in the league now – big data analyzation will take its next step.
“We’ve entered a new era, where billions of always-on IoT sensors will be connected by 5G and processed by AI. Its foundation requires a new class of highly secure, networked computers operated with ease from far away,” says Nvidia founder & CEO Jensen Huang.
The new edge supercomputing platform from Nvidia has its own AI-powered software stack, the Nvidia Edge Stack, which can highly optimize vision, analytics, and speech with its powerful AI algorithms. Additionally, the hardware also draws its power from the award-winning Nvidia CUDA-X software and GPU devices/servers that are Nvidia certified. According to CEO Huang, the Edge Supercomputing Platform will also support Nvidia Metropolis, a dedicated Nvidia app to build and manage smart city operations.
But the biggest update is perhaps the use of the advanced 5G internet connectivity with Nvidia’s cloud infrastructure, the Nvidia Aerial.
Nvidia Aerial will enable developers to build high-performing software-based 5G wireless radio access networks (RAN) in a low latency pathway. What this means is that with Nvidia Aerial at hand, industrial developers will be able to provide frequencies that will run the processes required in AR/VR, smart factories, and advanced cloud-based gaming applications.
All in all, the new Nvidia EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform is the type of device that is 100% fit to carry on the digital transformation which we hear about every day, both for our cities and industrial complexes. The arrival of suitable machines/software stacks to unleash more and more potential locked in technologies such as AI and IoT is the real catalyst for the digital tomorrow, which, once we generally used to perceive in the sci-fi novels of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells.