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Key NVIDIA EGX Announcements @ MWC Los Angeles 2019!

Key NVIDIA EGX Announcements @ MWC Los Angeles 2019!

At MWC Los Angeles 2019, NVIDIA announced major partnerships on their EGX edge computing platform with Microsoft, Ericsson and Red Hat to accelerate AI, IoT and 5G at the Edge.

Catch the official NVIDIA EGX briefing on these new updates, and find out what it means for edge computing!


The Official NVIDIA EGX Briefing @ MWC Los Angeles 2019

Before the official announcement, NVIDIA gave us an exclusive briefing on their EGX edge computing platform. We are sharing it with you, so you can hear it directly from Justin Boitano, General Manager of NVIDIA’s Enterprise & Edge Computing division.

Here is a summary of what NVIDIA unveiled at MWC Los Angeles 2019 :

NVIDIA EGX Early Adopters

NVIDIA actually announced EGX at Computex Taipei in June 2019 – a combination of the NVIDIA CUDA-X software and NVIDIA-certified GPU servers and devices.

Now, they are announcing that Walmart, BMW, Proctor & Gamble, Samsung Electronics and ETT East have adopted the EGX platform, and so have the cities of San Francisco and Las Vegas.

  • Samsung Electronics — The Korean electronics giant is using AI at the edge for highly complex semiconductor design and manufacturing processes.
  • BMW — The German automaker is using intelligent video analytics in its South Carolina manufacturing facility to automate inspection. With EGX gathering data from multiple cameras and other sensors in inspection lines, BMW is helping ensure only the highest quality automobiles leave the factory floor.
  • NTT East — The Japanese telecom services giant is using EGX in its data centers to develop new AI-powered services in remote areas through its broadband access network. Using the EGX platform, NTT East will provide remote populations the computing power and connectivity required to build and deploy a wide range of AI applications at the edge.
  • Procter & Gamble — The world’s leading consumer goods company is working with NVIDIA to develop AI-enabled applications on top of the EGX platform for the inspection of products and packaging to help ensure they meet the highest safety and quality standards. P&G is using NVIDIA EGX to analyze thousands of hours of footage from inspection lines and immediately flag imperfections.
  • Las Vegas — The city is using EGX to capture vehicle and pedestrian data to ensure safer streets and expand economic opportunity. Las Vegas plans to use the data to autonomously manage signal timing and other operational capabilities.
  • San Francisco — The city’s Union Square Business Improvement District is using EGX to capture real-time pedestrian counts for local retailers, providing them a powerful business intelligence tool for engaging with their customers more effectively.

NVIDIA EGX Case Study : Walmart

Walmart is a pioneer user of EGX, deploying it in its Levittown, New York, Intelligent Retail Lab — a fully-operational grocery store where it’s exploring the ways AI can further improve in-store shopping experiences.

Using EGX’s advanced AI and edge capabilities, Walmart is able to compute in real time more than 1.6 terabytes of data generated each second, and can use AI to :

  • automatically alert associates to restock shelves,
  • open up new checkout lanes,
  • retrieve shopping carts, and
  • ensure product freshness in meat and produce departments.

NVIDIA EGX Partnership With Microsoft

NVIDIA announced a collaboration with Microsoft to enable the closer integration between Microsoft Azure and the NVIDIA EGX platform, to advance edge-to-cloud AI computing capabilities for their clients.

The NVIDIA Metropolis video analytics application framework, which runs on EGX, has been optimized to work with Microsoft’s Azure IoT Edge, Azure Machine Learning solutions and a new form factor of the Azure Data Box Edge appliance powered by NVIDIA T4 GPUs.

In addition, NVIDIA-certified off-the-shelf servers — optimised to run Azure IoT Edge and ML services — are now available from more than a dozen leading OEMs, including Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo.

NVIDIA EGX Partnership With Ericsson

NVIDIA also announced that they are collaborating with Ericsson on developing virtualised RAN technologies.

Their ultimate goal is to commercialise those virtualised RAN technologies to deliver 5G networks with flexibility and shorter time-to-market for new services like augmented reality, virtual reality and gaming.

NVIDIA EGX Partnership With Red Hat

Finally, NVIDIA announced a collaboration with Red Hat to deliver software-defined 5G wireless infrastructure running on Red Hat OpenShift to the telecom industry.

Their customers will be able to use NVIDIA EGX and Red Hat OpenShift to deploy NVIDIA GPUs to accelerate AI, data science and machine learning at the edge.

The critical element enabling 5G providers to move to cloud-native infrastructure is NVIDIA Aerial. This software developer kit, also announced today, allows providers to build and deliver high-performance, software-defined 5G wireless RAN by delivering two essential advancements.

They are a low-latency data path directly from Mellanox network interface cards to GPU memory, and a 5G physical layer signal-processing engine that keeps all data within the GPU’s high-performance memory.

Next Page > NVIDIA EGX Presentation Slides From MWC Los Angeles 2019!


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NVIDIA EGX Presentation Slides From MWC Los Angeles 2019!

Here is the full set of NVIDIA EGX presentation slides from MWC Los Angeles 2019 for your perusal :


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HUAWEI Mate X Preview – World’s Fastest Foldable 5G Phone

HUAWEI unveiled the foldable HUAWEI Mate X at the Mobile World Congress 2019, touting it as the world’s fastest 5G foldable phone.

Let’s find out what the fuss is all about!

Updated @ 2019-03-05 : Added additional details on the HUAWEIi Mate X, as well as updated specifications.

Originally posted @ 2019-02-26


The HUAWEI Mate X – World’s Fastest 5G Foldable Phone!

The HUAWEI Mate X is b silt around the recently-launched HUAWEI Balong 5000 multi-mode 5G chipset, and features the Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge,

HUAWEI also threw in a large 4,500 mAh battery with 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge support to feed the large 8-inch foldable display.

So it was no surprise when it won the Best Connected Mobile Device of MWC 2019 award from GSMA.

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The HUAWEI Mate X Specifications

SpecificationsHUAWEI Mate X
Display6.6-inch front display
- 1148 x 2480 pixels (19.5:9 aspect ratio)

6.38-inch rear display
- 892 x 2480 pixels (25:9 aspect ratio)

8.0-inch unfolded display
- 2,220 x 2480 pixels (8:7.1 aspect ratio)
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with EMUI 9.1.1
PlatformHisilicon Kirin 980
HUAWEI Balong 5000
Processor2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (1.92 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores (1.8 GHz)
NPUHiSilicon M1 x 2
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G76 MP24
Memory8 GB LPDDR4x memory
Storage512 GB internal flash storage
NM card slot (up to 256 GB)
CamerasLeica Triple Camera System
- 40 MP main camera
- 16 MP ultra wide-angle camera
- 8 MP telephoto camera
Rear CamerasDual Camera System
- 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.8 lens
- Time Of Flight (TOF) camera
- single LED flash
Connectivity5G : SA and NSA
4G : LTE
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Type C
SIM SupportHybrid SIM
- 2 x nano SIM cards (4G + 5G)
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
NFC CapabilityYes
OTG CapabilityUnknown
Fingerprint SensorYes, integrated into Power Button
Other SensorsGravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, colour temprature sensor
Battery4,500 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
- supports 55 W SuperCharge fast charging
Folded Dimensions78.3 mm wide
161.3 mm tall
11 mm thick
Unfolded Dimensions146.2 mm wide
161.3 mm tall
5.4 mm thick
Weight295 grams
Colour OptionsInterstellar Blue


HUAWEI Mate X Price

The HUAWEI Mate X is now quite ready for showtime yet. But HUAWEI revealed that it will cost €2,299, which is about US$ 2,599 or RM 10,599. It will be available for purchase sometime around June 2019.

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HUAWEI Mate X Key Features

Kirin 980 + Balong 5000

The HUAWEI Mate X is powered by their Kirin 980 mobile SoC, backed by the recently-launched Balong 5000 multi-mode 5G chipset.

The HUAWEI Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7 nm mobile SoC, and also the first to come with two NPUs, a Cat.21 modem and support for faster LPDDR4X-2133 memory.

It uses a new 2+2+4 cluster architecture, with two ARM Cortex-A76 high-performance cores running at 2.6 GHz, two additional ARM Cortex-A76 cores running at 1.92 GHz and four ARM Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8 GHz for background or less-intensive workloads.

It also comes with a 24-core ARM Mali-G76 GPU and two NPUs, which should double both its graphics and AI performance. On top of that, it supports LTE Category 21 download speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps, as well as dual frequency GPS (L5 + L1) for 10X more accurate positioning.

The HUAWEI Balong 5000, on the other hand, supports 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G operation on a single chip. According to HUAWEI, it is able to achieve 5G download speeds of up to 6.5 Gbps.

It is also the world’s first chipset that supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) network architectures for 5G. That means it is ready to support whatever 5G technology that is implemented at any point in time.

Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge

The HUAWEI Mate X has two OLED panels – a 6.6-inch front display, and a 6.38-inch rear display, with a Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge.  When unfolded, they transform into a large 8.0-inch display! The smartphone literally becomes a tablet.

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Large Foldable Display

Consumers have always voted (with their wallets) for ever larger displays. The very large 8.0-inch display will allow the user to do more. Actions that used to be awkward with smaller displays will now be a piece of cake.

The front 6.6-inch display has a resolution of 1148 x 2,480 pixels, with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, while the inner 6.38-inch display has a resolution of 892 x 2480 pixels, with a 25:9 aspect ratio.

The unfolded 8.0-inch display has 2220 x 2580 pixels, with a 8:7.1 aspect ratio.

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Leica Triple Camera System

The HUAWEI Mate X comes with a modified version of the Leica triple camera system used in the HUAWEI Mate20 Pro and Mate20 X smartphones, with the following cameras :

  • 40 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture
  • 16 MP ultra wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture

What’s really special though is the fact that its foldable design makes it possible for you for the same camera system to work as both front and rear cameras!

When folded, the HUAWEI Mate X shows the camera’s view on both sides. This allows you use the camera in whatever orientation you wish, and also lets the subjects of your photos to help make sure they are looking their very best in your photos.

HUAWEI SuperCharge

The HUAWEI Mate X packs a large 4,500 mAh battery in its 5.4 mm thick body. But that’s not all. It supports the 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge fast charging technology, which they promise will get it from empty to 85% in just 30 minutes!

Fingerprint Sensor

The HUAWEI Mate X’s fingerprint sensor is integrated into the Power button, just like what we saw with the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018.


Hybrid SIM + NM Card Tray

The HUAWEI Mate X has a hybrid SIM + NM card tray. It has slots for two nano SIM cards, but the second SIM slot can be filled with an NM card for extra storage (up to 256 GB).

What is an NM card? Short for Nano Memory, the NM card is a HUAWEI invention that is basically a smaller version of the microSD card. In fact, it is shaped exactly like a nano SIM card, and is designed to fit the same slot.

While NM card may be the future, it is quite hard to get hold of – only HUAWEI makes and sells them. And they are pricier than microSD cards – the 128 GB NM card costs £44 in the UK, and RM 299 here in Malaysia.

Unless you are prepared to pay a premium for an NM card, be prepared to live without additional storage…


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