Mavenir, the industry’s end-to-end cloud-native Network Software Provider and a leader in accelerating software network transformation for communications service providers (CSPs), launched today an AI-on-5G Hyper Converged Edge solution working in close collaboration with NVIDIA.
Based on NVIDIA’s hardware and software technologies, this unique solution, enabling Enterprises & Telcos to implement AI-on-5G applications for many promising verticals such as Manufacturing, Mining, and Healthcare that cover Industry 4.0 applications, including Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) and Extended Reality (XR) and Gaming use cases. The use cases can be around remote and immersive collaboration, precision robotics control, people safety, intrusion detection, smart connected factories, real-time manufacturing component defect detection and proactive maintenance using near real-time analytics of sensor data.
5G enables an architecture for the smart connected factories and farms, cities, logistics operations in which wireless sensors, machinery, robots, and people can flexibly collaborate on the same system. It provides the speed, latency, and quality-of-service assurance required by mission-critical applications and eliminates the need for rigid and expensive local area networks (LANs) and indeterministic performance of the Wi-Fi systems. Mavenir’s Edge AI solution provides industry vertical use-cases and helps enterprises benefit from the confluence of 5G and AI.
Mavenir’s Edge AI solution can be deployed by CSPs to enhance their Mobile Edge Cloud offering by providing differentiated services to their enterprise customers and their network service users with enhanced revenue generating services such as gaming. This fully automated, dynamically scalable solution is also offered as a managed service for private networks deployment by enterprises.
Commenting on the development Kuntal Chowdhury, SVP & GM for the AI & Analytics Business Unit,Mavenir states “Mavenir is running its market-leading 5G stack on commercial off-the-shelf servers with GPUs, DPUs and associated software modules from NVIDIA and enhancing the solution by integrating Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms running on the same hardware and platform. This unique hyperconvergence between the 5G stack and AI applications is the enabler of the key promises of Industry 4.0 and 5G”. He further added: “For Industry 4.0 and 5G, an innovative edge solution is required to process data in near real time and support wide carrier bandwidths to provide high data rate and low latency while maintaining low power consumption and overall cost-effectiveness.”
The solution features NVIDIA’s highly flexible, power-optimized general-purpose graphics processing units (GPUs) with a high-level coding platform using NVIDIA CUDA, and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) data processing units (DPUs). This helps the efficient offload of all compute-intensive processing applications from the CPU to all in-line processing in GPUs and DPUs, making it flexible to program and upgrade while minimizing maintenance costs and energy usage.