Create a Faster, Smarter, More Connected World

Billions of IoT sensors—in retail stores, on city streets, on warehouse floors, in hospitals—are generating massive amounts of data. Tapping into faster insights from that data can mean improved services, streamlined operations, and even saves lives. But to do this, enterprises need to drive decisions in real time, and that means taking their AI compute to where the data is, the network’s edge.

What Is Edge Computing?

At the edge, IoT and mobile devices use embedded processors to collect data. Edge computing takes the power of AI directly to those devices and processes the captured data at its source—instead of in the cloud or data center. This accelerates the AI pipeline to power real-time decision-making where it’s needed.  

Lower Latency

Lower Latency

Processing data at the point of action means data travel is reduced or eliminated, accelerating AI.

Improved Security

Improved Security

When sensitive data is processed locally, it doesn’t need to be sent to the cloud so it’s better protected.

Reduced Cost

Reduced Cost

Sending data to the cloud demands bandwidth and storage. Local processing lowers those costs.

Wider Reach

Wider Reach

Edge computing occurs locally without the need for internet access. That expands the places AI can go.

A Glimpse into Industries at the Edge

Instant Insights. Limitless Potential.

Edge computing is made for real-time, always-on solutions. By processing data as close to its source as possible, latency is minimized and organizations gain actionable insights in real time. Businesses can respond to customers instantly, deliver critical information to surgeons as they operate, run warehouses with maximum efficiency and safety, drive innovation in autonomous vehicles, and so much more.

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Smart Cities
  • HealthCare
  • Telecommunications

Boosting Business with Smarter Operations

Smart stores are the future of retail. Learn how leading retailers like Walmart are leaning into AI at the edge to optimize everything from in-store analytics to warehouse operations to last-mile delivery.  

Boosting Business with Smarter Operations

Building the Factory of the Future

Edge AI is helping manufacturers realize the factory of the future. See how BMW Group is using it to get a 360-view of their assembly line and power a safer, more efficient, automated operation.  

Building the Factory of the Future

Enhancing Lives with Smarter Infrastructure

Liverpool, Australia, is expecting a boom in daily commuters—and that means new infrastructure challenges. Learn how the city is using real-time insights from video streams to predict traffic flows and make better decisions.

Enhancing Lives with Smarter Infrastructure

Delivering a New Standard of Patient Care

AI is helping make our hospitals and healthcare options smarter and safer to deliver better patient care. With edge computing, AI can be brought directly to the examination room, the operating room table, or a patient’s bedside.

Delivering a New Standard of Patient Care

Accelerating Services in Every Industry

The nexus of 5G, the internet of things (IoT), and edge computing is turbocharging network performance and moving telco services out to the edge in connected factories, retail stores, hospitals, and even city streets.

Accelerating Services in Every Industry

Read more about real-time performance at the edge.

The Edge Is Within Reach

AI and cloud-native applications, IoT and its billions of sensors, and 5G networking make large-scale AI at the edge possible. Explore the NVIDIA solutions that transform that possibility into real-world results, automating intelligence at the point of action and driving decisions in real time.

End to End AI Platform

End-to-End AI Platform

The NVIDIA EGX™ platform delivers on the promise of edge computing, offering powerful, distributed compute, secure remote management, and compatibility with industry-leading technologies. It brings together NVIDIA-Certified Systems™, embedded platforms, software, and management services that allow enterprises to harness the power of AI at the edge.

Instant Access to AI

Instant Access to AI

NVIDIA LaunchPad fast-tracks the journey to edge AI. AI LaunchPad gives organizations immediate, short-term access to NVIDIA AI running on accelerated compute to speed up the development and deployment of modern, data-driven applications. WIth it, you can quickly test and prototype across your entire AI workflow on the same complete stack you can purchase and deploy.

Data Center Infrastructure With High-Performing Enterprise-Grade Software

Optimized AI Systems

NVIDIA-Certified Systems™ create the essential platform for edge computing, providing an optimized solution for deploying AI applications. These systems provide the performance and security needed for scale-out deployments and allow organizations to simplify with tested configurations designed for edge computing.

Command Your Edge Fleet

Command Your Edge Fleet

NVIDIA Fleet Command™ is a turnkey solution for AI lifecycle management. It removes the complexity of building and maintaining an edge software platform by offering streamlined deployments, over-the-air updates, detailed monitoring, and layered security—so organizations can go from zero to AI in minutes.

Certified AI Applications

Certified AI Applications

The NGC™ catalog is a hub of GPU-optimized software that simplifies and accelerates end-to-end workflows. With enterprise-grade containers, pretrained AI models, and industry-specific SDKs that can be deployed on premises, in the cloud, or at the edge, organizations can build best-in-class solutions for the age of AI.

Connect over 5G

Connect over 5G

NVIDIA AI-on-5G is a unified platform that brings together developments in AI and 5G at the edge to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises across all industries. 5G provides the underlying connectivity for billions of devices, extending the reach of AI algorithms and applications to all connected objects at the edge, enabling new use cases and new markets.

Learn about the hardware, AI applications, and management services that make deploying AI at the edge simple and secure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What’s the difference between edge computing and cloud computing?

    Edge computing is computing done at or near the source of data, allowing for the real-time processing of data that’s preferred for intelligent infrastructure. Cloud computing is done within the cloud. This type of computing is highly flexible and scalable, making it ideal for customers who want to get started quickly or those that have varying usage.  Both computing models have distinct advantages, which is why many organizations will look to a hybrid approach to computing.

  • Why should I use edge computing?

    Edge computing offers benefits such as lower latency, higher bandwidth, and data sovereignty compared to traditional cloud or data center computing. Many organizations are looking for real-time intelligence from AI applications. For example, self-driving cars, autonomous machines in factories, and industrial inspection all present a serious safety concern if they can’t act quickly enough—in real time—on the data they ingest. 

  • Who’s taking advantage of edge computing?

    Edge computing is not limited to any industry or application. Organizations across every industry are leveraging edge computing to accelerate their applications and take advantage of the benefits of AI at the edge. Examples include smart shopping experiences in retail, intelligent infrastructure in smart cities, and automation of industrial manufacturing.