One of the more industrial-focused announcements coming out of the NVIDIA GTC 2023 event is Team Green’s decision of moving Omniverse Cloud into Microsoft Azure.
The movement will see vast improvements in terms of access to Isaac Sim – a robotics simulation application and SDG tool that produces photorealistic and physics-accurate virtual environments to test and simulate robots to any degree the user requires. Hosting the service in a partnering platform means that Omniverse is no longer an exclusive suite of programs but rather now compatible and usable by many global teams to build and train robots.
But NVIDIA isn’t ditching the idea of self-hosting Omniverse Cloud just yet as the existing cloud-based methods for self-managed containers are still valid in addition to the likes of VMs and AWS RoboMaker alike. But in general, engineers will still be using all the goodies the Omniverse Cloud provides such as the Omniverse Replicator in Isaac Sim that produces quality synthetic datasets for deep and robust perception training.
Onto some side news, the GPU giant is also placing more attention on edge computing platform Jetson by revealing the fact of Jetson Orin-based modules are currently being produced and soon be acquirable through the market including the Jetson Orin Nano providing 40 trillion operations per second (TOPS) and the AGX Orin at 275TOPS. The Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit is 80X faster than its predecessor which will be beneficial in running advanced transformer and robotics models.