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Coupled with NVIDIA OVX, Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA’s 3D virtual collaboration platform, adds the tremendous power of digital twins to the cross-industry mix. NVIDIA and Supermicro executives discuss all the possibilities the platform is opening up at this VB On-Demand event.
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“We believe that everything you do in the future can be done digitally before it happens in the real world,” said Michael Kaplan, director, Global Segment Sales Omniverse Enterprise at NVIDIA. “With NVIDIA Omniverse, you can create and simulate a virtual world that is indistinguishable from the real world.”
Built for real-time 3D collaboration and workflows, Omniverse Enterprise is a scalable, real-time, multi-GPU reference development platform. It is designed to dynamically connect enterprise teams, apps and projects that require efficient design collaboration for 3D simulation and design collaboration through virtual worlds. The number of use cases has proliferated across industries – architecture, engineering, construction and operations, media and entertainment, and manufacturing. This is especially relevant as remote work and globally distributed teams have become the norm, and the need for compute-intensive technologies and apps that work seamlessly together has grown.
For example, in the media and entertainment world, companies use the Omniverse Enterprise platform for concept design and pre-visualization, and to efficiently deliver projects through feedback, iteration, and approval. Architectural firms can improve their design pipelines and create photorealistic models. And digital twins, powered by NVIDIA OVX, unlock physically accurate virtual representations that can revolutionize manufacturing.
NVIDIA OVX and digital twins
“OVX is an architecture that’s all about computing power,” says Kaplan. “It does the heavy lifting of running a digital twin and supports any type of simulation workload. We bring together the best of NVIDIA’s network technology, the best GPU technology coupled with really good multi-GPU server capabilities and a strong software stack on top of that to efficiently handle all these heavy workloads.”
OVX is specifically designed to run large, AI-enabled industrial digital twins from the data center to build and run extremely complex models and high-fidelity simulations of things like industrial plants, processes, or environments that require multiple autonomy systems and can work with real data streams are synchronized.
“We’ve been working for quite some time to compile the capabilities that an OVX architecture can bring to market,” says Kaplan. “This computing power did not exist in the past. We can finally take on the workloads that we couldn’t handle before because we just weren’t able to do it in an efficient way.”
Because Omniverse Enterprise runs on NVIDIA OVX, users can now leverage true-to-life physics, materials, lighting, rendering, and behaviors for virtual system testing, layout changes, software tweaks, or upgrades. Because they are real-time, living simulations synchronized with the physical world, organizations can diagnose a single moment or simulate and predict infinite “what-if” scenarios.
Businesses use digital twins to design, test and optimize complex systems and processes and improve operational efficiencies for industrial applications such as factory and warehouse design, logistics and distribution. Users can even create predictive analytics and model software and process automation to find ways to eliminate operational errors and increase productivity.
Digital twins are also becoming increasingly important in scientific applications. Two of NVIDIA’s projects are a collaboration with Lockheed Martin to predict wildfire behavior and NVIDIA Earth-2 – a planetary-scale digital twin of the Earth to accelerate climate research.
Firefighting with virtual worlds
Wildfires have swept across the United States in recent summers, scorching millions of acres of land and endangering people, wildlife and property. To better understand how wildfires start, how they spread, and how to mitigate the damage, NVIDIA and Lockheed Martin are working with the US Department of Agriculture, the Forest Service, and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control (DFPC).
In addition, the two companies are building the world’s first AI-centric laboratory dedicated to predicting and responding to wildfires. Lockheed Martin uses Omniverse Enterprise to visualize fires, process the size of a fire, predict its spread, and suggest actions to best suppress the fire.
By recreating historical fires using real data, the platform also accelerates the training, development and evaluation of new AI models. And with an immersive digital twin environment, responders, operators and engineers can assess the impact of their strategies.
Tackling the climate crisis with the digital twin of the earth
The climate crisis is on the brink of a climate catastrophe, scientists warn. Going carbon neutral by 2050 could still avoid the worst-case scenario, according to the EU mandate, but we need serious computing power and analytics to figure out how to get there – accurately simulating regional climate change does billions of orders of magnitude in computing power, in fact. This has only recently become possible.
In his GTC keynote, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang said the company’s three core technologies — GPU-accelerated computation, physically-informed AI models, and AI supercomputers — are key. The company is now able to build a powerful AI supercomputer to develop its own digital twin of Earth. Earth-2 will be able to predict regional and global climate and weather events in real-time, letting scientists and engineers create simulations for everything from the impact of urban planning on a region’s weather to large-scale mitigation strategies. Scientists and other stakeholders around the world can work together synchronously in Earth-2 while studying the present and planning possible futures.
To learn more about the power of 3D virtual design collaboration, AI-powered digital twins, and how NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise and OVX are transforming industries and the world, don’t miss this VB Live event!
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You will learn:
- How Omniverse is transforming collaboration for creative teams across industries
- The most important use cases for collaborative 3D worlds in real time
- How to design and launch custom systems based on your own workloads
- Real-life case studies from NVIDIA’s largest customers
- Michael KaplanDirector, Global Segment Sales Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA
- Eric GrundstromDirector, FAE & Business Development, Supermicro
- Charlie FinkAuthor and Metaverse consultant, moderator
https://venturebeat.com/2022/04/19/nvidia-omniverse-from-3d-collaboration-at-scale-to-fighting-climate-change-vb-on-demand/ NVIDIA Omniverse: From Scalable 3D Collaboration to Fighting Climate Change (VB On-Demand)