Published On: Tue, Feb 28th, 2023

NVIDIA and Fujitsu Join Forces for AI-on-5G System

NVIDIA and Fujitsu Join Forces for All-in-One AI-on-5G System

Leading tech giants NVIDIA and Fujitsu have teamed up to unveil an innovative all-in-one AI-on-5G system, aimed at providing a complete solution for telecom companies worldwide. The system offers support for 5G, AI applications, and high-end graphic workloads, making it an ideal choice for companies looking to expand their revenue streams across various industries such as retail, entertainment, and manufacturing.

The new system utilizes GPUs to accelerate software-defined 5G vRAN, edge AI, and graphics applications without bespoke hardware accelerators or a specific telecom CPU. This ultra-low latency, hyperconverged, and GPU-accelerated solution is anchored on the NVIDIA Aerial SDK and A100X converged accelerators, combined with BlueField DPUs and a suite of AI frameworks, driving transformation in the telecommunications industry.

In collaboration with Fujitsu, the system features the virtualized 5G Open RAN product suite, including the virtualized central unit and distributed unit, as well as other virtualized software functions of vRAN from Fujitsu. It also includes the NVIDIA Aerial software development kit for 5G vRAN, NVIDIA Omniverse, NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation software, and NVIDIA CloudXR for streaming extended reality.

The system is a significant step towards enabling software-defined, AI-driven, cloud-native, fully programmable, energy-efficient, and commercially ready 5G Open RAN solutions. By collaborating with NVIDIA, telcos can access thousands of software vendors and applications in the ecosystem, which can help address enterprise needs in smart cities, retail, manufacturing, industrial, and mining.

NVIDIA and Fujitsu will be showcasing the new AI-on-5G system at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from Feb. 27 to March 2, at hall 4, stand 4E20. The demonstration will provide an insight into how a single GPU-enabled server can support workloads such as NVIDIA Aerial for 5G, CloudXR for streaming virtual reality, and Omniverse for digital twins.

By creating an all-in-one, hyperconverged, and GPU-accelerated AI-on-5G system, NVIDIA and Fujitsu are enabling telcos to meet their clients’ demands for high-performance, energy-efficient, versatile, and scalable computing infrastructure, while driving revenue growth across various industries. This new AI-on-5G system from NVIDIA and Fujitsu is a promising development in the telecommunications industry, and has the potential to transform the way telecom companies operate.