NVIDIA Delivers EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform For AI, IoT, And 5G

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NVIDIA has announced a new high-performance cloud-native platform at Mobile World Congress called the NVIDIA EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform. The EGX platform is designed to allow organizations to harness streaming data from factory floors, manufacturing inspection lines, and city streets to securely deliver what NVIDIA calls next-gen AI, IoT, and 5G-based services at scale with low latency.

The platform combines NVIDIA CUDA-X software with NVIDIA-certified GPU servers and devices. Early adopters of the new platform include Walmart, BMW, Procter & Gamble, Samsung Electronics, and NTT East. Some cities have adopted the platform as well, including San Francisco and Las Vegas. EGX platform software supports a range of applications, including the NVIDIA Metropolis software, that can be used to build smart cities and video analytics applications.

The platform also supports the NVIDIA Aerial SDK, which allows telecommunications companies to build completely virtualized 5G radio access networks with high scalability and energy efficiency that are programmable. Aerial can enable telecom companies to offer services like smart factories, AR/VR, and cloud gaming. NVIDIA counts among early partners for EGX Microsoft, Ericsson, and Red Hat.

Even Microsoft is supporting the tech with its Azure and Azure AI apps. BMW is using EGX to gather data from multiple cameras and sensors on its inspection lines to increase the quality of cars leaving the factory floor. Procter & Gamble is working with NVIDIA to develop AI-enabled applications on the EGX platform for the inspection of products and packaging.

Las Vegas is using the platform to capture vehicle and pedestrian data to make its streets safer. The city plans to use captured data to autonomously manage signal timing, among other things. San Francisco is using EGX to capture real-time pedestrian counts for local retailers to provide them with a business intelligence tool for engaging customers. In other NVIDIA news, alleged specs for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Turing graphics card were leaked this week.