NVIDIA Launches AI Platform for Medical and Computational Systems
Clara Holoscan MGX Medical-Grade Platform with NVIDIA Orin and NVIDIA AI Software Stack targeted at embedded computing applications.
March 24, 2022
NVIDIA has introduced Clara Holoscan MGX, a platform for the medical device industry to develop and deploy real-time AI applications at the edge. the platform is designed to meet required regulatory standards, the company said during the announcement at its GTC conference.
According to NVIDIA, Clara Holoscan MGX expands the Clara Holoscan platform to provide an all-in-one, medical-grade reference architecture, as well as long-term software support, to accelerate innovation in the medical device industry.
“Deploying real-time AI in healthcare and life sciences is critical to enable the next frontiers in surgery, diagnostics and drug discovery,” said Kimberly Powell, vice president of healthcare at NVIDIA. “Clara Holoscan MGX, with its unique combination of AI, accelerated computing and advanced visualization, accelerates the productization of AI and provides software-as-a-service business models for the medical device industry.”
As part of Clara Holoscan MGX, NVIDIA provides hardware reference design with NVIDIA components and 10-year long-term software support, including IEC62304 documentation for software and IEC60601 attestation reports from embedded computing partners.
ADLINK, Advantech, Dedicated Computing, Kontron, Leadtek, MBX Systems, Onyx Healthcare, Portwell, Prodrive Technologies, RYOYO Electro and Yuan High-Tech will be the first embedded-computing manufacturers to build products based on the Clara Holoscan MGX reference design.
Clara Holoscan MGX combines the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin Industrial module, NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPU and NVIDIA ConnectX-7 SmartNIC network adapter into a scalable AI platform providing up to 254-619 trillion operations per second of AI performance.
For high-throughput instruments, ConnectX-7 provides up to 200 GbE bandwidth and a GPUDirect RDMA path to GPU processing, which the company says helps enable faster processing. It also integrates the latest in embedded security with a safety and security module, consisting of controllers to monitor critical operations, provide remote software updates and system recovery, and hardware root of trust to provide state-of-the-art embedded security.
Medical device makers can directly embed Clara Holoscan MGX or connect to the existing install base of medical devices, which allows developers to accelerate AI deployment and regulatory clearance.