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NVIDIA's 6G Research Cloud to propel AI-driven wireless technology
Tue, 19th Mar 2024

NVIDIA has announced the launch of its 6G Research Cloud platform with the intention of advancing the development of the next phase in wireless technology. The platform aims to facilitate research in the artificial intelligence (AI) sphere for radio access network (RAN) technology. This innovative platform allows researchers to expedite the development of 6G technologies, which will interconnect trillions of devices with cloud infrastructures, laying a foundation for a highly intelligent world bolstered by autonomous vehicles, smart spaces, extended reality and immersive education experiences, and co-operative robots.

The platform is being adopted and utilised by top-tier companies such as Ansys, ETH Zurich, Fujitsu, Keysight, Nokia, Northeastern University, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung, SoftBank Corp. and Viavi, all of whom are among the first to utilise the unique capabilities offered by the NVIDIA 6G Research Cloud platform.

Ronnie Vasishta, Senior Vice President of Telecom at NVIDIA, said "The massive increase in connected devices and host of new applications in 6G will require a vast leap in wireless spectral efficiency in radio communications. Key to achieving this will be the use of AI, a software-defined full-RAN reference stack and next-generation digital twin technology."

The NVIDIA 6G Research Cloud platform is composed of three core elements: NVIDIA Aerial Omniverse Digital Twin for 6G, NVIDIA Aerial CUDA-Accelerated RAN, and NVIDIA Sionna Neural Radio Framework. Utilising these cutting-edge tools will enable leading researchers to advance their work and contribute to the revolution of wireless technology.

Senior Vice President of Samsung Research America, Charlie Zang, noted that "the future convergence of 6G and AI holds the promise of a transformative technological landscape, bringing seamless connectivity and intelligent systems that will redefine our interactions with the digital world, ushering in an era of unparalleled innovation and connectivity." A sentiment echoed by Kailash Narayanan, President and General Manager of Keysight Communications Solutions Group, who believes that wireless-specific design tools are limited yet needed to build robust AI. He progressed by stating, "Keysight is pleased to bring its wireless network expertise to enable the next generation of innovation in 6G communications networks."

Shawn Carpenter, programme director, 5G/6G and space at Ansys, outlined how Ansys is committed to advancing the mission of the 6G Research Cloud by integrating the Ansys Perceive EM solver into the Omniverse ecosystem. Carpenter affirmed, "Undoubtedly, the convergence of NVIDIA and Ansys technologies will pave the way toward AI-enabled 6G communication systems."

The NVIDIA 6G Research Cloud platform amalgamates these vital foundational tools to enable telecommunication companies to harness the full potential of 6G and set a course for the future of wireless technology. The platform is available to researchers via the NVIDIA 6G Developer Program.