NVIDIA has announced the release of the CloudXR 4.0 platform at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2023. The new platform will offer developers with bespoke CloudXR use cases for applications and clients, as well as provide extended reality scaling for deployments across the cloud and better server and client flexibility for developing applications.
With the upgrades, developers can use the platform in the cloud, over 5G mobile compute edge (MEC), and corporate and enterprise networks. The CloudXR 4.0 also features fresh application programme interfaces (APIs) that offer developers multiple tools for connecting and interfacing with CloudXR. The toolkit also allows clients to serve customers across devices.
Among the key features of CloudXR 4.0 includes CloudXR Server API, Functionalities of the Unity Plugin, Low Latency Low Loss Scalable Throughput (L4S), Generic Controller Support, and Flexible Stream Creation.
Additionally, CloudXR 4.0 has joined Project Aurora to create a “full hardware and software stack” for distributing XR solutions across public and private networks, which would provide added flexibility, ease of deployment, and performance, enabling IT departments to roll out XR applications across networks.
CloudXR 4.0 has found use cases in VMware’s Horizon XR platform and standalone devices using VMware’s Workspace ONE XR Hub. The flexibility that CloudXR 4.0 provides with new application and client APIs will allow VMware to improve the CloudXR integration with Workspace ONE XR Hub and improve overall solution performance. NVIDIA is also partnering with Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom to implement the former’s L4S solution on CloudXR.
Greg Jones, Director of Global Business Development and Product Management, NVIDIA, said that to supply memory and compute power for increasing graphics and AI workloads, devices needed GPUs to remote stream to mobile devices. He also mentioned that NVIDIA’s partnerships with Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom (BT), VMware, Ericsson, and others were essential in building a scalable and interoperable platform for immersive experiences.