IBM, NVIDIA Team for Network’s Edge
May 6, 2020
is expanding its long-standing collaboration with IBM to accelerate the
deployment of edge networks. Businesses are deploying these networks
around the world as they switch on IoT sensors and extract real-time
insights from the masses of data they generate.
Today, IBM announced new solutions for edge computing including the IBM
Edge Application Manager on the NVIDIA EGX platform. The combination
provides software management on the most powerful offering for
accelerated computing and AI.
With this IBM solution, an IT manager can deploy a new application or AI
model simultaneously to as many as 10,000 edge devices. The software
automates the work of managing those elements through their lifecycle.
The IBM Edge Application Manager enables flexibility as well as
scalability. It supports containers through Red Hat OpenShift, so jobs
can start and stop as microservices, orchestrated by Kubernetes and
deployed on devices running Docker.
These capabilities are now readily available for businesses around the
globe moving to edge networks.
NVIDIA supplies the latest GPU-optimized containers through the NGC
software catalog. Data scientists and DevOps teams can rely on solid
support for the IBM Edge Application Manager no matter where on the
network’s edge their data is created and processed.
Running jobs on their own edge networks, users can harvest insights
faster with greater reliability and without the costs or vulnerabilities
of sending their data to remote, centralized servers.
EGX: A Solid Foundation for the Edge
supermarkets, warehouses and other businesses are already reaping the
benefits of edge computing.
The NVIDIA EGX platform supports application frameworks, such as NVIDIA
Metropolis, enabling use cases for smart cities and intelligent video
analytics. It also hosts NVIDIA Aerial, a software developer kit to
enable virtual 5G radio access networks and services based on them.
NVIDIA’s EGX runs on a full
rack of NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs to Jetson Nano modules that fit in
the palm of your hand. The EGX platform debuted in October with Red Hat
among its first partners.
The EGX ecosystem includes more than 100 technology companies worldwide,
from startups to established software vendors, cloud service providers
and global server and device manufacturers. IBM is now one of the
largest collaborators for EGX.
IBM and NVIDIA have a long history in high performance computing. For
example, we collaborated to build Summit, the most powerful
supercomputer in the world.