As a first step in this collaboration, the companies plan to connect Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital business platform that connects mechanical, electrical and software domains across the product and production processes, and Nvidia Omniverse, a platform for 3D design and collaboration. Bringing together these complementary technologies and ecosystems, say the companies, will enable an industrial metaverse with physics-based digital models from Siemens and real-time AI from Nvidia in which companies make decisions faster and with increased confidence.
The addition of Omniverse to the open Siemens Xcelerator partner ecosystem, say the companies, will accelerate the use of digital twins that can deliver productivity and process improvements across the production and product lifecycles. Companies of all sizes will be able to employ digital twins with real-time performance data; create innovative industrial IoT-solutions; leverage actionable insights from analytics at the edge or in the cloud; and tackle the engineering challenges of tomorrow by making visually rich, immersive simulations more accessible.
“Photorealistic, physics-based digital twins embedded in the industrial metaverse offer enormous potential to transform our economies and industries by providing a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real-world problems,” says Roland Busch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG. “Through this partnership, we will make the industrial metaverse a reality for companies of all sizes. For over a decade, our digital twin technology has been helping customers across all industries to boost their productivity and today offer the industry’s most comprehensive digital twin. When Siemens Xcelerator is connected to Omniverse, we will enable a real-time, immersive metaverse that connects hardware and software, from the edge to the cloud with rich data from Siemens’ software and solutions.”
Jensen Huang, founder and CEO, Nvidia says, “Siemens and Nvidia share a common vision that the industrial metaverse will drive digital transformation. This is just the first step in our joint effort to make this vision real for our customers and all parts of the global manufacturing industry. The connection to Siemens Xcelerator will open Nvidia’s Omniverse and AI ecosystem to a whole new world of industrial automation that is built using Siemens’ mechanical, electrical, software, IoT and edge solutions.”