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Nvidia gears up for data explosion, edge computing with new EGX platform

Nvidia gears up for data explosion, edge computing with new EGX platform
27 May, 2019

Graphics chipset maker Nvidia is launching a new computing platform called EGX keeping in mind the upcoming data explosion fueled by 5G and edge computing needs of organisations.

According to the company, the new platform will enable customers to perform low-latency AI at the edge to perceive, understand and act in real time on continuous streaming data between 5G base stations, warehouses, retail stores, factories and beyond. A few examples of uses cases are ambient commerce, autonomous cars, predictive maintenance in factories and fleet management.

“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,” Bob Pette, vice president and general manager of enterprise and edge computing at Nvidia, explained.

He added that EGX also allows organisations to easily deploy systems to meet their needs on premises, in the cloud or both.

Nvidia said in a statement that EGX servers will also be available from global enterprise computing providers Atos, Cisco, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Inspur and Lenovo.

It added that the new platform will also be made available from major server and IoT system makers like Abaco, Acer, ADLINK, Advantech, ASRock Rack, Asus, AverMedia, Cloudian, Connect Tech, Curtiss-Wright, GIGABYTE, Leetop, MiiVii, Musashi Seimitsu, QCT, Sugon, Supermicro, Tyan, WiBase and Wiwynn.

In March, the chipset maker had launched a tiny $99 artificial intelligence computer called Jetson Nano that can create multiple intelligent systems.

Last year, the company had partnered US-based Arrow Electronics for an artificial intelligence computer to power up autonomous machines, robotics and edge computing. The new Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier was expected to be 20 times faster and 10 times more energy efficient than its predecessor Jetson 2.