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NVIDIA Launches IGX Edge AI Computing Platform for Safe, Secure Autonomous Systems

Platform Advances Human-Machine Collaboration Across Manufacturing, Logistics and Healthcare

GTC — NVIDIA today introduced the NVIDIA IGX platform for high-precision edge AI, bringing advanced security and proactive safety to sensitive industries such as manufacturing, logistics and healthcare. In the past, such industries required costly solutions custom built for specific use cases, but the IGX platform is easily programmable and configurable to suit different needs.

As the platform for safe, secure autonomous systems, IGX improves human-machine collaboration. For manufacturing and logistics, IGX provides an additional layer of safety in highly regulated physical-world factories and warehouses. For medical edge AI use cases, IGX delivers secure, low-latency AI inference to address the clinical demand for instantaneous insights from a range of instruments and sensors for medical procedures, such as robotic-assisted surgery and patient monitoring.

“As humans increasingly work with robots, industries are setting new functional safety standards for AI and computing,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “NVIDIA IGX will help companies build the next generation of software-defined industrial and medical devices that can safely operate in the same environment as humans.”

NVIDIA IGX Platform — Ensuring Compliance in Edge AI
The NVIDIA IGX platform is a powerful combination of hardware and software that includes NVIDIA IGX Orin, the world’s most powerful, compact and energy-efficient AI supercomputer for autonomous industrial machines and medical devices.

IGX Orin developer kits will be available early next year for enterprises to rapidly prototype and test products. Each kit comes with an integrated GPU and CPU for high-performance AI compute and an NVIDIA ConnectX®-7 SmartNIC to deliver high-performance networking with ultra-low latency and advanced security.

ADLINK, Advantech, Dedicated Computing, Kontron, Leadtek, MBX, Onyx, Portwell, Prodrive Technologies and YUAN will be among the first embedded-computing manufacturers to create products based on the IGX design built for the needs of the industrial and medical device industries.

Also included is a powerful software stack with critical security and safety capabilities that can be programmed and configured for different use cases. These features allow enterprises to add proactive safety into environments where humans and robots work side by side, such as warehouse floors and operating rooms.

The IGX platform can run NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, which optimizes the development and deployment of AI workflows and ensures organizations have access to necessary AI frameworks and tools. NVIDIA is also working with operating system partners like Canonical, Red Hat and SUSE to bring full-stack, long-term support to the platform.

For management of IGX in industrial and medical environments, NVIDIA Fleet Command™ allows organizations to deploy secure, over-the-air software and system updates from a central cloud console.

Building the Industrial Edge
NVIDIA is working with a broad ecosystem of companies to bring the IGX platform to market.

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