Nvidia announced its first software- and infrastructure-as-a-service offering — Nvidia Omniverse Cloud — a suite of cloud services for artists, developers, and enterprise teams to develop, publish, operate, and experience metaverse applications wherever.
Omniverse tools are available wherever the users are, thanks to the cloud. More than 700 companies and 200,000 people are already using Omniverse.
Individuals and teams will be able to create and collaborate on 3D workflows with one click, without the need for any local compute power. Omniverse Cloud will leverage Nvidia's cloud gaming solution, GeForce Now, which has a global graphics delivery network.
"The next metaverse of the internet will be extended with 3D," said Richard Kerris, Nvidia's vice president of the Omniverse. "Now to understand what the impact of that is going to be the traditional internet that we know today connects websites described in HTML and viewed through a browser." The metaverse is going to be the evolution of that internet connecting virtual 3d worlds using USD, or universal scene description."
“Think of it as a 3D HTML that can be viewed to a real-time virtual simulation engine.”
Roboticists can train, simulate, test, and deploy AI-enabled intelligent machines with increased scalability and accessibility. Autonomous vehicle engineers can generate physically based sensor data and simulate traffic scenarios to test a wide range of road and weather conditions for safe self-driving deployment.
Omniverse Cloud is based on the open Universal Scene Description (USD) standard for interoperable 3D assets.
In a statement, the metaverse, the 3D internet, connects virtual 3D worlds described in USD and viewed through a simulation engine. "With Omniverse in the cloud, we can connect teams worldwide to design, build, and operate virtual worlds and digital twins."
Omniverse Cloud is being backed by global leaders.
RIMAC Group, WPP, and Siemens are among the early adopters of Omniverse Cloud. WPP is the world's largest marketing services organization, and it is fully adopting Omniverse Cloud.
WPP is the first company to offer automotive marketing services on Omniverse Cloud that allow automotive businesses to receive customized, advanced 3D content and experiences.
Nvidia Omniverse is used by developers, designers, and enterprises around the world to create virtual worlds and push the boundaries of the metaverse. Based on Universal Scene Description (USD), originally created by Pixar, Omniverse is a flexible computing platform for full-design-fidelity 3D simulation workflows that developers across the globe are using to build the 3D internet.
Nvidia announced the largest release of new Omniverse features to date, including Omniverse Cloud managed services and container deployments, new developer toolkits, and an open publishing portal for developers.
With these latest enhancements and capabilities, designers may enhance and connect 3D tools and platforms to the Omniverse ecosystem with greater ease than ever before.
Cloud services for building and operating metaverse applications
Omniverse Cloud, Nvidia's first SaaS offering, is an infrastructure-as-a-service that connects Omniverse applications running on any device with the Omniverse App Streaming feature, access and edit shared virtual worlds with Omniverse Nucleus Cloud, and scale 3D workloads across the cloud with Omniverse Farm.
Omniverse Cloud is powered by Nvidia OVX systems for graphics-rich virtual world simulation and Nvidia HGX for advanced AI workloads.
“Through GeForce Now, we have built a global GDN, a graphics delivery network,” Nvidia CEO Huang said in the GTC keynote today.
Huang expects that the most important industries — retail, consumer, luxury goods, supply chain, logistics, and more — will use Omniverse to connect their teams, visualize their data in full fidelity, generate synthetic data to train AI models, and simulate digital twins.
Huang said "Omniverse is a new computer platform that requires a new computer system."
According to the speaker, RTX graphics, OVX servers, and Nvidia GPUs are among the products.
Kerris noted that many metaverse applications are already there and that they are developing at an unprecedented rate. Fashion designers, furniture manufacturers, and retailers are offering virtual 3D goods that you can test with augmented reality.
Thanks to Heavy.AI, Telcos are constructing digital twins for their radio networks in order to optimize where to place radio towers.
"They're going to be able to save billions of dollars by utilizing Omniverse," Kerris said.
Siemens and BMW are forming digital twins of warehouses and factories in order to enhance their logistics.
“And we are constructing a digital twin of the Earth that will predict the climate decades into the future,” said Kerris. “It is a platform for building and operating metaverse applications on a real-time large-scale 3D database, a computing platform that allows 3D designers and teams to better connect and build existing 3D pipelines that operate virtual worlds simulations.”
Nvidia has developed its own Omniverse applications, such as Isaac Sim, for testing robots, and Omniverse Replicator for synthetic data generation, and Drive for autonomous vehicle testing. Lowes is using Magic Leap 2's augmented reality to enable warehouse workers to work more efficiently by seeing visual prompts in the warehouse while wearing the Magic Leap 2 AR glasses.
“Lowe's is using Omniverse as their platform to design, build, and operate digital twins of their stores to maximize operations and enhance the shopping experience,” said Kerris. “Omniverse provides physically accurate digital twins and multiple ways to collaborate, whether it's on a workstation or an Omniverse connected Magic Leap 2 AR headset. Lowe's is enhancing their associates' experiences by giving them superpowers.”
The new Nvidia OVX platform for Omniverse will be powered by new GPUs, which have been announced today. Deutsche Bahn, the world's second largest transport organization and operator of Germany's national railway, is using Omniverse to build and operate digital twins of more than 5,700 train stations and 33,000 kilometers of track for capacity utilization, efficiency, and safety.
„Deutsche Bahn expects to boost capacity and efficiency of its train and reduce its carbon footprint without building any new tracks,“ said Kerris.