NVIDIA Omniverse: From Large Scale 3D Collaboration to Fighting Climate Change (VB On-Demand)

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Combined with NVIDIA OVX, Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA’s virtual 3D collaboration platform, adds the tremendous power of digital twins to the mix of different industries. NVIDIA and Supermicro leaders talk about all the possibilities the platform unlocks in 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 build 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 reference development platform with multiple GPUs. It was created to dynamically connect business teams, apps, and projects that require efficient design collaboration for 3D simulation and design collaboration through virtual worlds. The number of use cases has increased in several sectors: architecture, engineering, construction and operations, media and entertainment, and manufacturing. It’s especially relevant as remote working and globally dispersed teams have become the norm, and the need for compute-heavy technologies and apps that work together seamlessly has grown.

For example, in the media and entertainment world, companies use the Omniverse Enterprise platform for concept design and pre-visualization, efficiently moving projects through feedback, iterations, and approvals. Architectural firms can enhance their design pipelines and create photo-realistic models. And digital twins powered by NVIDIA OVX unlock physically accurate virtual representations that could revolutionize manufacturing.

NVIDIA OVX and Digital Twins

“OVX is an architecture that revolves around compute capabilities,” says Kaplan. “It does the heavy lifting of operating a digital twin and powering any type of simulation workload. We bring together the best of NVIDIA’s networking technology, the best GPU technology, coupled with really good multi-GPU server capabilities and a strong software stack to efficiently perform all these heavy computing tasks.”

OVX is purpose-built to power large-scale, AI-enabled industrial digital twins from the data center to create and operate highly complex models and realistic simulations of things like industrial assets, processes or environments that run multiple autonomous systems and can be synchronized with real -world data streams.

“We’ve been working on this for quite some time now to put together the capabilities of what an OVX architecture can bring to the market,” says Kaplan. “This computing power was not there in the past. We can finally take on workloads that we couldn’t approach before because we just didn’t have the capacity to do it efficiently.”

With Omniverse Enterprise running on NVIDIA OVX, users can now leverage true-to-life physics, materials, lighting, rendering, and behavior for virtual system testing, layout changes, software optimizations, or upgrades. Because they are real-time, living simulations synchronized with the physical world, enterprises can diagnose a single moment in time or simulate and predict infinite “what-if” scenarios.

Enterprises use digital twins to design, test and optimize complex systems and processes, as well as improve operational efficiencies for industrial applications such as plant and warehouse design, logistics and distribution. Users can even create predictive analytics and model software and process automation to find ways to eliminate operator errors and increase productivity.

Digital twins are also becoming crucial in scientific applications. Two of NVIDIA’s projects are a collaboration with Lockheed Martin to predict the behavior of wildfires, and NVIDIA Earth-2 – a planetary-scale digital twin of Earth to accelerate climate research.

Fighting fires with virtual worlds

Wildfires have ravaged the US 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 damage, NVIDIA and Lockheed Martin are working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control (DFPC).

In addition, the two companies are building the world’s first AI-centric lab dedicated to predicting and responding to wildfires. Lockheed Martin uses Omniverse Enterprise to visualize fires, assess the size of a fire, predict how it might spread, and suggest actions to best extinguish the fire.

By mimicking 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, rescuers, operators and technicians can evaluate the impact of their strategies.

Tackling the climate crisis with Earth’s digital twin

The climate crisis is teetering on the brink of a climate disaster, scientists warn. Going carbon neutral by 2050 under the EU’s mandate may still have the worst-case scenario, but we’ll need serious computational power and analysis to figure out how to get there – to accurately simulate regional climate change is a billion-X scale needed in computing power, in fact. That has only recently been possible.

In his GTC keynote, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang said the company’s three core technologies — GPU-accelerated computation, physics-informed AI models, and AI supercomputers — are critical. The company is now able to build an AI supercomputer powerful enough to develop Earth’s own digital twin. Earth-2 can predict regional and global climate and weather conditions in real time and allow scientists and engineers to 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 will be able to collaborate in sync in Earth-2 as they study the present and plan for 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 changing industries and changing the world, don’t miss this VB Live event!

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You will learn:

How Omniverse is changing collaboration for creative teams across industriesThe best use cases for real-time collaborative 3D worldsHow to design and launch custom systems based on your own workloadsReal-world case studies from NVIDIA’s largest customers


Michael Kaplan, Director, Global Segment Sales Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIAErik Grundstrom, Director, FAE & Business Development, SupermicroCharlie Fink, Author and Metaverse Consultant, Moderator

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