NVIDIA Launches AI Computing Platform for Medical Devices

By Joel Davies -

NVIDIA has launched Clara Holoscan MGX, a computing platform for the medical device industry to develop and deploy real-time AI applications at the edge, specifically designed to meet required regulatory standards.

Clara Holoscan MGX expands the Clara Holoscan platform to provide an all-in-one, medical-grade reference architecture, as well as long-term software support, to accelerate innovation in the medical device industry. It processes high-throughput data streams for real-time insights that can be used by surgeons and scientists who need medical devices to evolve into continuous sensing systems to research and treat disease.

“Deploying real-time AI in healthcare and life sciences is critical to enable the next frontiers in surgery, diagnostics and drug discovery”, said Kimberly Powell, vice president of healthcare at NVIDIA. “Clara Holoscan MGX, with its unique combination of AI, accelerated computing and advanced visualization, accelerates the productization of AI and provides software-as-a-service business models for the medical device industry”.

As part of Clara Holoscan MGX, NVIDIA provides hardware reference design with NVIDIA components and 10-year long-term software support, including IEC62304 documentation for software and IEC60601 attestation reports from embedded computing partners. Medical device makers can directly embed Clara Holoscan MGX or connect to the existing install base of medical devices, which allows developers to accelerate AI deployment and regulatory clearance.

ADLINK, Advantech, Dedicated Computing, Kontron, Leadtek, MBX Systems, Onyx Healthcare, Portwell, Prodrive Technologies, RYOYO Electro and Yuan High-Tech will be the first embedded-computing manufacturers to build products based on the Clara Holoscan MGX reference design to serve the needs of the global medical device industry.

Clara Holoscan MGX brings together the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin™ Industrial module, NVIDIA RTX™ A6000 GPU and NVIDIA ConnectX-7® SmartNIC network adapter into a scalable AI platform providing up to 254-619 trillion operations per second of AI performance.

For high-throughput instruments, ConnectX-7 provides up to 200 GbE bandwidth and a GPUDirect® RDMA path to GPU processing, which helps enable faster processing. It also integrates embedded security with a safety and security module, consisting of controllers to monitor critical operations, provide remote software updates and system recovery, and hardware root of trust to provide embedded security.

The Clara Holoscan SDK is specifically designed for high-performance streaming applications. It brings together pre-trained models, as well as a framework for scalable microservices, to allow applications to be managed and deployed both on-device and on the edge data centre, ushering in the software-as-a-service business model for the industry.

Clara Holoscan developer kits are available now whilst those interested in the Clara Holoscan MGX can join the interest list to get notified about availability.

Find more information about NVIDIA and Clara Holoscan MGX, the AI computing platform for medical devices on its website.

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