Nvidia’s Omniverse Cloud platform is now available to select enterprises, the semiconductor company announced during its annual Graphics Technology Conference (GTC). The platform-as-a-service enables companies to digitise their workflows across core product and business processes, with Microsoft Azure serving as the first cloud service provider for Omniverse Cloud.
The technology is designed to unify digitalisation, making it possible for enterprises to connect a range of functions, from 3D design tools to closed-loop simulations to test vehicle performance. The new subscription offering for Omniverse Cloud will enable automotive companies to digitalise their workflows, from design and engineering through to smart factory and marketing.
Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang said, “Nvidia Omniverse Cloud is the digital-to-physical operating system for industrial digitalisation, arriving just in time for the trillions of dollars of new EV, battery and chip factories that are being built”.
Omniverse Cloud builds on the success of early Omniverse Enterprise customers, which include automotive firms such as BMW Group, Geely Lotus and Jaguar Land Rover. BMW Group was the first carmaker to adopt Omniverse to build a fully digitalised smart factory. Following the success, BMW Group will launch the current Omniverse Enterprise platform across its production network globally.
“Nvidia Omniverse has given us an unprecedented ability to design, build and test complex manufacturing systems, which means we can plan and optimise a next-generation factory completely virtually before we build it in the physical world. This will save us time and resources, increase our sustainability efforts and improve operational efficiencies,” said Milan Nedeljković, board member for production at BMW AG.
Meanwhile, Geely Lotus is using Omniverse Enterprise to develop digital twins of factories to optimise manufacturing processes.
Jaguar Land Rover, on the other hand, is using Omniverse to generate synthetic data to train AI models, as well as validating perception and control algorithms through real-world driving scenarios. Integrating Omniverse with its state-of-the-art vehicle dynamics models, virtual electronic control units, virtual automotive networks and cloud infrastructure enables teams to rapidly iterate software concepts.
Through the Omniverse Cloud, Nvidia and Microsoft will provide full-stack cloud environment and platform capabilities to design, develop, deploy and manage industrial metaverse applications. Customers will be able to connect with the products that they use from Nvidia’s partner ecosystem.
Omniverse Cloud is powered by Nvidia OVX computing systems and will be available through Microsoft Azure in the second half of the year. A network of leading service providers such as WPP will also offer Omniverse-based services. WPP is building services to deliver sustainable and automated content supply chains for major brands worldwide.
“Every manufactured object, from massive physical facilities to handheld consumer goods, will someday have a digital twin, created to build, operate and optimise the object,” Huang added.
The Omniverse Cloud offers ultimate flexibility and scalability, enabling developers to customise foundation applications included with the platform-as-a-service. The platform is designed to facilitate the creation of digital twins of physical objects, which can then be operated and optimised virtually.
To learn more about Nvidia Omniverse Cloud, interested parties can watch the GTC keynote or register for GTC to attend Omniverse sessions with Nvidia and industry leaders.