The NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud, a full suite of cloud services allowing artists, developers, and enterprise teams to build, publish, run, and enjoy metaverse applications everywhere, is NVIDIA’s first Software- and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering.
Without the need for any local computational resources, individuals and teams can easily create and collaborate on 3D processes with NVIDIA’s Omniverse Cloud. Using greater scalability and accessibility, roboticists can train, model, test, and deploy intelligent robots with AI. To evaluate a range of road and weather conditions for safe self-driving deployment, autonomous vehicle developers can produce physically based sensor data and simulate traffic situations. Early supporters of Omniverse Cloud include RIMAC Group, WPP and Siemens.
“The metaverse, the 3D Internet, connects virtual 3D worlds described in USD and viewed through a simulation engine,” said Jensen Huang, Founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “With Omniverse in the cloud, we can connect teams worldwide to design, build, and operate virtual worlds and digital twins.”
Omniverse Cloud Services
The Omniverse Cloud services unveiled this week run on the Omniverse Cloud Computer, a computing platform comprised of NVIDIA OVX for graphics and physics simulation, NVIDIA HGX for advanced AI workloads and the NVIDIA Graphics Delivery Network (GDN), a distributed global data center network for delivering high-performance, low-latency metaverse graphics at the edge.
Omniverse Cloud services would include the following:
- Omniverse Nucleus Cloud – It gives 3D designers and teams the flexibility to work together and access a common 3D scene and data based on a Universal Scene Description (USD). Any designer, maker, or developer may save changes, share, make live adjustments, and observe changes in a scene from almost anywhere thanks to Nucleus Cloud.
- Omniverse App Streaming – The Omniverse reference apps Omniverse Create, an app for designers and makers to develop USD-based virtual environments, Omniverse View, an app for reviews and approvals, and NVIDIA Isaac Sim, for training and testing robots, may all be streamed by users without NVIDIA RTX GPUs.
- Omniverse Replicator – In order to speed up the training and accuracy of perception networks, and to quickly interface with NVIDIA AI cloud services, it is possible for academics, developers, and businesses to produce physically correct 3D synthetic data.
- Omniverse Farm – enables users and enterprises to scale up Omniverse operations like rendering and creating synthetic data by using several cloud computing instances.
- NVIDIA Isaac Sim – A scalable robotics simulation program and tool for creating synthetic data that enables physically accurate, photorealistic virtual environments for creating, testing, and managing AI-based robots.
- NVIDIA DRIVE Sim – A complete framework for running large-scale, physically realistic multi-sensor simulations to enable the development and validation of autonomous vehicles from idea to deployment, increasing developer productivity and shortening time to market.
Global Leaders Supporting Omniverse Cloud
One of the biggest marketing services companies in the world, WPP, is the first to provide automotive marketing services on the Omniverse Cloud in order to provide cutting-edge 3D content and experiences to top automobile companies.
“The industry expectation for what great automotive content looks like, in any channel, has increased dramatically in the past few years,” said Stephan Pretorius, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at WPP. “With Omniverse Cloud, we are changing the way we build, share and consume automotive content – bringing sustainable, low-emission production to our customers.”
In order to provide solutions from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform, Siemens, a pioneer in industrial automation hardware and software, is closely collaborating with NVIDIA. This collaboration builds on the cooperation that was first announced earlier this year.
“An open ecosystem is a central design principle for the Siemens Xcelerator digital business platform,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, President and CEO at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “We are excited to expand our partnership with NVIDIA, develop integrations between Siemens Xcelerator and Omniverse Cloud, and enable an industrial metaverse where companies can remotely connect their organizations and operate in real time across the complete product and production lifecycle.”
Utilizing Omniverse Cloud, RIMAC, a provider of electric vehicle technology, is able to offer a complete automotive pipeline, from design to marketing.
“Electric motors are efficient and can adjust in an instant. Their flexibility allows engineers to create a car that can handle in a way a combustion engine car never could,” said Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO of RIMAC. “Omniverse Cloud will provide similar efficiency and flexibility, enabling our engineering teams to focus on the design of the car model itself, and spend less time on the intricacies of complex 3D design pipelines. And with this 3D car configurator experience, it unlocks endless possibilities for customization without having to manually render each layer, which saves time and money.”
The recently released electric hypercar from BUGATTI RIMAC, a member of the RIMAC Group, called the RIMAC Nevera, was included in an advanced, real-time 3D car customization as part of Jensen Huang’s Omniverse Cloud presentation during the GTC keynote.
Currently, NVIDIA NGC containers for Omniverse Farm, Replicator, and Isaac Sim are available for self-service deployment on AWS utilizing Amazon EC2 G5 instances with NVIDIA A10G Tensor Core GPUs. Omniverse Cloud will also be accessible via early access by application as NVIDIA managed services.