Digital Twins

Harness the power of large-scale world simulation for industrial and scientific applications.

Transforming Industries and Scientific Discovery

With NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise deployed on NVIDIA® OVX enterprises are developing physically accurate, AI-enabled, virtual simulations that are perfectly synchronized with the real world. These digital twins are transforming industries and scientific discovery, as well as delivering superpowers to developers, researchers, and enterprises who use them to design, simulate, and optimize products, equipment, and processes in real-time, before ever going to production.

 
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Featured Omniverse Digital Twins

Discover innovators building large-scale digital twins with NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise.

Lowe’s

Reinventing Home Improvement Retail

Lowe’s, one of the largest home improvement retailers, adopts simulation and digital twins to enhance store layout, optimize merchandising and improve associate productivity.

Deutsche Bahn

Maximizing Railroad Capacity and Reducing Carbon Footprint

To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, German national railway operator, Deutsche Bahn, is building autonomous railway networks and trains to maximize efficiency of existing railroad capacity for the transport of goods and passengers.

Digital Twins for Telco Network Planning and Operations

HEAVY.AI

Digital Twins for Telco Network Planning and Operations

Using both open and proprietary datasets—including multi-billion-point lidar scans, satellite imagery, environmental and customer experience data—HeavyRF enables telcos to build true-to-life digital twins of the physical world, and see network reach and areas that require attention at city, and even nationwide scales. 

A New Definition

Attributes of a Live Digital Twin

Accurate and trustworthy virtual testing, experimentation, and optimization is possible only if a digital twin simulation meets specific attributes.

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A single source of truth for all virtual datasets.

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Physically accurate,
and obey the laws of physics.

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Precision timed and perfectly synced to reality.

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Optimized by AI and
enables AI training.

The Design and Simulation Conference for the Era of AI and the Metaverse

Discover how business leaders are accelerating time-to-production and reducing costs with digital twins.

  • The Opportunity of the Industrial Metaverse

    • Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, Venture Beat
    • Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO, Siemens Digital Industries Software
    • Peggy Johnson, CEO, Magic Leap
    • Rev Lebaredian, VP Simulation Technology and Omniverse Engineering, NVIDIA
    • Matthew Ball, CEO, Epyllion
    • Inga von Bibra, CIO Research & Development, Mercedes-Benz AG

    At the exact moment digital transformation needed to be accelerated, technological evolutions in AI and large scale virtual world simulation are coming together to enable the Industrial Metaverse. Hear this panel of distinguished technical leaders and industry luminaries speak on how the 3D evolution of the internet is ushering in a new era of industrial opportunity with a new class of digital twins.

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  • Making Production More Sustainable with the Industrial Metaverse

    • Cedric Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries, Siemens AG

    Industries worldwide face countless challenges and obstacles, such as making production more efficient and sustainable, or overcoming supply-chain interruptions. The good news is that we have the technologies to solve global challenges, but we need to implement them quickly and at scale! No company or country can do this alone. Instead, we need to work in ecosystems. For over a decade, the Siemens digital twin technology has been helping companies across all industries boost their productivity, efficiency, and sustainability. Siemens and NVIDIA are now driving the digital transformation further by partnering to enable the industrial metaverse: photorealistic, physics-based digital twins 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.

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  • Lowe’s Builds the Fully Digitized World

    • Cheryl Friedman, Vice President, Lowe’s Innovation Labs, Lowe's
    • Mason Sheffield,  Director of Creative Technology, Lowe’s Innovation Labs,  Lowe's

    Join this session to learn how FORTUNE 50 retailer Lowe's is digitizing the built world of home improvement. From our products to our stores to our customers’ homes, Lowe's is using digital twins to create new possibilities. Whether helping customers visualize the result of their room redesign or running simulations to optimize the layout of each store, Lowe’s advancements are removing friction from home improvement.

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  • How to Build a Digital Twin: Full Design Fidelity Visualization & Aggregation of 3D Data

    • Brian Harrison, Director, Software Product Management, NVIDIA

    Start learning how to build a digital twin in NVIDIA Omniverse. Building a digital twin is a complex process and there are multiple ways to get started. In this session, we walk through a generalized example of one of the most common challenges in large scale design and digital twin projects—being able to aggregate disparate 3D datasets (ie. CAD, design, animation, or simulation) from many software ecosystems, and visualize them in full-design-fidelity with no data loss or model decimation. Learn how NVIDIA Omniverse’s connected and collaborative Universal Scene Description-based workflows can help unite and unlock your data and see examples of Omniverse Connectors and understand what questions to ask to determine which are best for your workflow. Be sure to check out "How to Build a Digital Twin: Bringing in Robotics" as a follow-up session.

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  • Customer-Driven Grocery Enabled by NVIDIA AI at Kroger

    • Azita Martin, VP & GM Artificial Intelligence for Retail and CPG, NVIDIA
    • Wesley Rhodes, VP of Technology Transformation and R&D, Kroger

    Kroger and NVIDIA embarked on a strategic collaboration earlier this year to re-imagine the shopping experience using AI-enabled applications and services. Join Wes Rhodes, Kroger’s VP of technology transformation and R&D, for a fireside chat on the progress his team has made in the fields of digital twin, AI, and Omniverse Avatar. These technologies and more are being adopted at Kroger in the service of improving customer focus experience while delivering value to Kroger’s bottom line.

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NVIDIA and Siemens Expand Partnership to Build Autonomous Factories

Siemens is using the new NVIDIA IGX platform with NVIDIA Metropolis to provide advanced perception for safe and secure industrial-edge AI.

Building the Open Metaverse with Universal Scene Description (USD)

NVIDIA and partners are building out Universal Scene Description to accelerate the industrial metaverse and next wave of AI.

Siemens and NVIDIA Partner to Build Industrial Metaverse

Connecting the Siemens Xcelerator ecosystem with NVIDIA Omniverse’s AI-enabled, physically accurate simulation engine enables a new era of industrial automation.

Digital Twins in Action

Companies across industries and disciplines anticipate new levels of operational efficiency from large-scale, living digital twins. From industrial to scientific computing use cases, see how Omniverse and NVIDIA technology are ushering in a new era of predictive analysis and innovative automation.

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Science and Research

U.K. Atomic Energy Authority

Accelerating Fusion Reactor Design and Development

UKAEA and researchers at the University of Manchester are building a fusion reactor digital twin in NVIDIA Omniverse. By bringing the full-fidelity 3D geometries from their design and CAD applications into Omniverse, the teams can work collaboratively and see the design of the whole machine rather than just individual subcomponents.

Siemens Energy

Preventing Downtime and Maintenance

By accurately and efficiently predicting corrosion proactively via a digital twin, Siemens Energy estimates huge financial and time savings by reducing inspections and downtime due to repairs using NVIDIA Modulus Physics-ML Framework and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise.

Siemens Gamesa

Maximizing Wind Energy Production

Siemens Gamesa is building physics-informed digital twins to optimize offshore wind farm layout, increase electricity generation, reduce loads, and trim operating costs. Using neural super-resolution, the renewable energy company accelerates simulations of wind wake effects from 40 days to 15 minutes–a 4,000X speedup.

HEAVY.AI

Digital Twins for Telco Network Planning and Operations

Using both open and proprietary datasets—including multi-billion-point lidar scans, satellite imagery, environmental and customer experience data—HeavyRF enables telcos to build true-to-life digital twins of the physical world, and see network reach and areas that require attention at city, and even nationwide scales. 

Deutsche Bahn

See How Deutsche Bahn is Using Siemens Xcelerator and Omniverse

To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, German national railway operator, Deutsche Bahn, is building autonomous railway networks and trains to maximize efficiency of existing railroad capacity for the transport of goods and passengers

Ericsson

Testing and Optimizing 5G Deployment

Ericsson is building digital twin cities for 5G research using NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise and can quickly model network performance across dynamic environmental elements more accurately. NVIDIA RTX-accelerated real-time ray tracing enables researchers to see precise representations of signal quality at every point in the city in real time.

BMW Group

Transforming Automotive Manufacturing

BMW Group's Factory of the Future 2.0 is an expansion of the virtual factory unveiled at GTC in Spring 2021—designed, simulated, operated, and maintained entirely in NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise. Featuring digital humans and autonomous robots that obey the laws of physics, the factory represents a perfect digital twin of the factory in reality.

Lowe’s

Reinventing Home Improvement Retail

Lowe’s, one of the largest home improvement retailers, adopts simulation and digital twins to enhance store layout, optimize merchandising and improve associate productivity.

Amazon Robotics

Orchestrating a Global Network of Warehouses

Amazon utilizes a complex operation requiring over half a million mobile drive robots to support warehouse logistics. Amazon Robotics is building AI-enabled digital twins of their warehouses in NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to better optimize warehouse design and flow and to train more intelligent robot assistants.

PepsiCo

Optimizing Distribution Center Throughput

With NVIDIA partner Kinetic Vision, PepsiCo is developing AI-powered digital twins of their distribution centers in NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise and optimizing operations with NVIDIA Metropolis and TAO—improving throughput, reducing downtime, and reducing energy consumption.

Lockheed Martin

Improved Wildfire Prediction and Suppression

NVIDIA and Lockheed Martin are partnering to build an advanced AI and digital twin-enabled fire response system to improve fire prediction and suppression efforts. In Omniverse, Lockheed fire science experts build a physically accurate digital twin of wildfire-prone geography, then test their AI model, trained on real-world wildfire data.

NVIDIA

Accelerating Extreme Weather Prediction

As a step toward Earth-2—the system announced by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang to create a digital twin of Earth in Omniverse—FourCastNet emulates and predicts the behavior and risks of extreme weather events such as hurricanes and atmospheric rivers with greater confidence and up to 45,000X faster.

NVIDIA OVX

Omniverse Computing System for Developing and Operating Industrial Digital Twins

NVIDIA Solutions for Digital Twins

Omniverse Enterprise

Enterprise Software

Omniverse Enterprise

NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise is a multi-GPU scalable, end-to-end platform that enables enterprises to build custom 3D pipelines based on Universal Scene Description, and operate large scale, physically accurate 3D simulations for industrial and scientific use cases.

NVIDIA OVX

Enterprise Infrastructure

NVIDIA OVX

NVIDIA OVX is a purpose-built Omniverse computing system that powers the largest virtual world and digital twin simulation workloads. From design and development of a virtual world, to the persistent operation of a digital twin simulation.

NVIDIA IGX

Enterprise Infrastructure

NVIDIA IGX

NVIDIA IGX is an industrial-grade edge AI platform designed to accelerate the adoption of intelligent machines in industrial and medical environments. It delivers high performance, proactive safety, and end-to-end security.

Resources

Start Building a Digital Twin

Building a full-design-fidelity digital twin consists of several building blocks. If you’re just beginning your journey, read our “5 Steps to Get Started with Digital Twins” E-Book, explore example use cases, or reach out to an Omniverse specialist,.

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5 Steps to Get Started with Digital Twins E-Book

Read the ‘5 Steps to Get Started with Digital Twins’ E-Book to learn key lessons learned across Omniverse customers that will get you a successful start.

Watch “How to Build a Digital Twin” GTC Series

On-Demand Sessions

Watch the “How to Build a Digital Twin” GTC Series

Learn from the NVIDIA experts as they walk you through a multi-part series on how to start building a digital twin, from the aggregation and simulation of full-design-fidelity 3D data sets, to importing and training robots.

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