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NVIDIA announces new accelerated computing platform


NVIDIA is introducing NVIDIA EGX, an accelerated computing platform that enables companies to perform low-latency AI at the edge.

NVIDIA EGX was created to meet the growing demand to perform instantaneous, high-throughput AI at the edge — where data is created – with guaranteed response times, while reducing the amount of data that must be sent to the cloud.

Enterprises demand more powerful computing at the edge to process their oceans of raw data — streaming in from countless interactions with customers and facilities — to make rapid, AI-enhanced decisions that can drive their business, said Bob Pette, vice president and general manager of Enterprise and Edge Computing at NVIDIA.

A scalable platform like NVIDIA EGX allows them to easily deploy systems to meet their needs on premises, in the cloud or both, according to Pette

EGX starts with the tiny NVIDIA Jetson Nano, which in a few watts can provide one-half trillion operations per second (TOPS) of processing for tasks such as image recognition.

 And it spans all the way to a full rack of NVIDIA T4 servers, delivering more than 10,000 TOPS for real-time speech recognition and other real-time AI tasks.

NVIDIA has partnered with Red Hat to integrate and optimize NVIDIA Edge Stack with OpenShift, the leading enterprise-grade Kubernetes container orchestration platform.

NVIDIA Edge Stack is optimized software that includes NVIDIA drivers, a CUDA Kubernetes plugin, a CUDA container runtime, CUDA-X libraries and containerized AI frameworks and applications, including TensorRT, TensorRT Inference Server and DeepStream. NVIDIA Edge Stack is optimized for certified servers and downloadable from the NVIDIA NGC registry.

EGX combines the full range of NVIDIA AI computing technologies with Red Hat OpenShift and NVIDIA Edge Stack together with Mellanox and Cisco security, networking and storage technologies.

This enables companies in the largest industries — telecom, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and transportation — to quickly stand up state-of-the-art, secure, enterprise-grade AI infrastructures.

NVIDIA AI computing is offered by major clouds and is architecturally compatible with NVIDIA EGX. AI applications developed in the cloud can run on NVIDIA EGX and vice versa.

NVIDIA Edge Stack connects to major cloud IoT services, and customers can remotely manage their service from AWS IoT Greengrass and Microsoft Azure IoT Edge.

NVIDIA EGX is optimizing AI at the edge for a growing ecosystem of software solutions. These include video analytics applications, which are ideal for large retail chains and smart cities, from software vendors such as AnyVision, DeepVision, IronYun and Malong Technologies, as well as healthcare-specific software offerings from 12 Sigma, Infervision, Qunatib and Subtle Medical.

For more information about this news, visit www.nvidia.com.


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