NVIDIA is not a name you might associate with telecom but everything you thought you knew is about to change.
There are a few macro trends that have presented the opportunity for the company to enter the space and to some degree dominate the new areas. One is 5G and the other is edge.
NVIDIA GPUs are far more flexible than FPGAs and more efficient than CPUs. Their GPUs can perform on par with 59 XEON servers while being 200 times more power-efficient.
New NVIDIA EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform-being adopted by BMW, Procter& Gamble, Samsung Electronics, Walmart and more.
BMW is using edge-computing and NVIDIA to scan for product defects on the assembly line via AI and NVIDIA’s EGX. P&G and Samsung are doing something similar. Walmart is using the solution to track inventory, detect items out of stock, ensure product freshness and more.
New collaboration for cloud to intelligent edge with Microsoft-using NVIDIA GPUs and EGX software stack in their edge appliance.
In a live conference call Justin Boitano, VP of Enterprise Edge said there is too much data coming from IoT sensors for the cloud and their collaboration with Microsoft allows an intelligent edge with realtime AI.
“It’s a powerful platform for distributed AI,” he exclaimed.
New collaboration on 5G radio with Ericsson-developing high-performance software-defined 5G RAN.
The companies are working together to enable telcos to build high-performance, efficient and virtualized 5G radio access networks.
The goal is to virtualize the complete RAN solution in a cost, size and energy-efficient way – comparable to traditionally built RAN networks.
The ultimate goal is to commercialize virtualized RAN technologies to deliver radio networks with flexibility and shorter time to market for new networked sliced services such as gaming, AR and VR.
New collaboration with Red Hat–for building carrier-grade cloud-native telecommunications infrastructure with EGX for AI and 5G RAN acceleration.
NVIDIA is working with open-source leader Red Hat to help telcos transition to 5G networks capable of running a range of software-defined edge workloads. They will initially focus on 5G RANs aimed at making AI-enabled applications more accessible at the telco edge.
In short – the company has jumped – both feet into telecom and they are taking advantage of the opportunity presented by 5G and edge computing to help carriers build more efficient, profitable networks while helping companies with digital transformation and the future of work.
There is no better place than ITEXPO which is collocated with the Future of Work Expo, IoT Evolution and Intelligent Edge Expo to learn about how edge computing and AI will transform organizations. We hope to see you there Feb 12-14, 2020, Florida.