Siemens, a leader in industrial automation and software, infrastructure, building technology, and transportation, and NVIDIA, a pioneer in accelerated graphics and AI, expanded their relationship to allow the industrial metaverse and promote use of AI-driven digital twin technologies. Siemens Xcelerator, an open digital business platform, will be connected to NVIDIA OmniverseTM, a 3D design and collaboration platform.
With Siemens’ physics-based digital models and NVIDIA’s real-time AI, enterprises can make faster, more confident decisions
Omniverse’s inclusion to Siemens Xcelerator will speed the adoption of digital twins to optimize production and product lifecycles. Companies of all sizes will be able to use digital twins with real-time performance data, create novel industrial IoT solutions, utilize actionable insights from edge or cloud analytics, and overcome engineering issues by making visually rich, immersive simulations more accessible.
“Photorealistic, physics-based digital twins implanted in the industrial metaverse can alter our economies and industries by offering a virtual world where people can engage and collaborate to solve real-world challenges. Through this alliance, we’ll provide the industrial metaverse to all enterprises”, stated Siemens CEO Roland Busch. “Our digital twin technology has helped customers across many industries enhance productivity for over a decade. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive digital twin. When Siemens Xcelerator is connected to Omniverse, we’ll offer a real-time, immersive metaverse that connects hardware and software from the edge to the cloud using Siemens’ software and solutions.”
“Siemens and NVIDIA believe the industrial metaverse will drive digital transformation. This is the first step in realizing our goal for our customers and the global industrial industry,” said NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang. The connection to Siemens Xcelerator will expand NVIDIA’s Omniverse and AI ecosystem to Siemens’ mechanical, electrical, software, IoT, and edge technologies.
This alliance combines technology and ecosystems to create the industrial metaverse. Siemens straddles the physical and digital worlds, IT and OT. Siemens Xcelerator integrates mechanical, electrical, and software domains across product and production processes, enabling IT and OT convergence.
AI-enabled, realistically simulated, industrial-scale virtual-world engine NVIDIA Omniverse enables live digital twins. NVIDIA AI is the world’s most popular AI platform, powering Omniverse in the cloud and autonomous systems at the edge. NVIDIA Omniverse and AI constitute Siemens Xcelerator’s digital twin.