In a partnership, Google Cloud and NVIDIA will create a lab dedicated to artificial intelligence and 5G. This joint innovation lab will aim to help vendors design, test, optimize and validate 5G-related AI applications that will be deployed on Google Cloud or on-premises. These tools could be leveraged to accelerate the digital transition of businesses or for the design of smart cities and factories.
A laboratory to develop the AI and 5G ecosystem
On June 28, NVIDIA announced its collaboration with Google Cloud at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The collaboration will take the form of a lab whose mission will be to make Google’s Anthos interface and other NVIDIA accelerated computing programs available to organizations. Organisations will be able to leverage data and AI to boost business performance, improve operational efficiency, or optimise the security and reliability of the services they provide.
Ronnie Vasishta, senior vice president of telecommunications at NVIDIA, discusses the digital transition taking place in businesses and the goals of creating this new lab:
“The global telecommunications industry is undergoing a radical transformation as the speed and low latency of 5G creates unprecedented opportunities to deliver AI over 5G to the enterprise edge. Our collaboration with Google Cloud will help network operators and infrastructure players design and build new profit centers based on AI and machine learning.”
Google Cloud’sAnthos extended to the network edge and AI-on-5G
, NVIDIA’s platform
With the cooperation of several technology giants such as Wind River, Mavenir and Fujitsu, in addition to Google Cloud and NVIDIA, the goal will be to develop solutions for NVIDIA’s AI-on-5G platform. In addition, Anthos will be heard at the edge of the network, allowing vendors and enterprises to offer new applications and services at the 5G edge.
Shailesh Shukla, vice president and general manager of networks at Google Cloud, discusses the partnership with NVIDIA and the extension of the platform to the network edge:
“Google Cloud, with the help of our Anthos
application platform, is enabling service providers and enterprises in many vertical markets to seamlessly connect via 5G at the network edge. We are excited to expand our collaboration with NVIDIA to provide a joint innovation lab that provides the infrastructure for enterprises, communication service providers and partners to develop, test and deploy their advanced AI applications.”
Anthos will support NVIDIA GPU-accelerated servers, enabling a consistent deployment and operational experience across deployments, while reducing costly fees and improving developer productivity. Security is also a key consideration for both groups: the platform is secure and protects applications and software.
With NVIDIA AI-on-5G, the company aims to provide institutions, mobile network operators and cloud service providers with a platform that can be at the convergence of 5G and edge computing. It uses the NVIDIA Aerial software development kit and NVIDIA BlueField, a board that brings together GPU and DPU technologies that enable the creation of high-performance AI and 5G applications to generate precision robots for manufacturing, design drones, wireless cameras or automate vehicles.