What We Achieved
5G Edge-XR is a project that has used a combination of 5G networks and an Edge-GPU based architecture to support a range of high-end XR services. These include case studies where the use of this technology is being applied to Boxing, Dance, Stadiums, MotoGP, Engineering, Retail and Health.
For this project, The GRID Factory worked in collaboration with BT, Dance East, Condense Reality, Salsa Sound and the University of Bristol. As a company, we deployed a high-performance, next-generation cluster that delivers XR content over 5G and other high-performance networks. In addition, The GRID Factory provided development and integration support for the application in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction use case.
Successes of the Project
There are a number of measurables that will define the success of the project, and will look to define the future of streaming content and XR within the UK and internationally. The technology is being tested in sports, such as boxing, stadiums and MotoGP. The application could be revolutionary for hundreds of thousands of sports fans by streaming to home in an XR setting.
In addition, this technology is being tested in areas such as healthcare and education. This could facilitate virtual learning environments for students across the world.
The GRID Factory has tested NVIDIA CloudXR in every conceivable configuration and provided great feedback during our early access program. They bring a level of expertise in the scaling of NVIDIA CloudXR in combination with NVIDIA’s RTX Virtual Workstation software that will enable extended workloads on NVIDIA data centre and edge GPUs.