NVDA: launches CLARA platform

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2018/09/12/nvidia-clara-platfo…

NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA Clara platform, a combination of hardware and software that brings AI to the next generation of medical instruments as a powerful new tool for early detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases…

…Clara AGX simplifies this to a single, GPU-based architecture that delivers the world’s fastest AI inferencing on NVIDIA Tensor Cores; acceleration through CUDA, the world’s most widely adopted accelerated computing platform; and state-of-the-art NVIDIA RTX graphics. Its flexible design enables it to scale from entry-level devices to the most demanding 3D instruments…

…Clara also addresses a fundamental disconnect between legacy medical instruments — which typically have a lifespan of over 10 years — and their ability to run modern applications…achieves this by enabling the installed base of instruments to connect to the latest NVIDIA GPU servers through its ability to process raw instrument data. The most advanced imaging applications — like iterative reconstruction for CT and X-ray, beamforming for ultrasound and compressed sensing for MRI — can run on 10-year-old instruments…

…The NVIDIA Clara platform is available now to early access partners, with a targeted beta planned for the second quarter of 2019.

If you don’t recall, CLARA was first introduced at the last GTC keynote presentation during the first quarter of this year. CLARA will enable much, much better imaging using old, legacy imaging instrumentation. I think these old instruments will be able to connect to CLARA remotely through the internet and access NVDA’s cloud where AI will be able to enhance images generated by these old legacy instruments. I wonder if NVDA will monetize this by offering a subscription service for each instrument that wants to be enhanced remotely.

Chris

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