NVIDIA Announces the VGX K2 Graphics Board with Cloud Computing Capabilities

NVIDIA Announces the VGX K2 Graphics Board with Cloud Computing Capabilities

By leveraging on the cloud computing features of the Kepler GPU, NVIDIA has announced the VGX K2 graphics board that is touted to deliver workstation graphics capabilities to any device that is connected to the cloud service. The VGX K2 board features twin high-end Kepler GPUs and 8GB of video memory.

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The NVIDIA VGX K2 graphics board is the flagship product from the company to enable companies to deliver workstation graphical processing power over their cloud service infrastructure to a myriad of devices like smartphones, laptops, ultrabooks and desktop computers to boost their graphical processing capabilities when they require such prowess. Such on-demand, over-the-air delivery of graphical compute power allows companies to operate more efficiently by enabling them to increase user density without sacrificing performance or application compatibility.

In collaboration with Citrix, NVIDIA has enabled VGX to work with the former's VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) technology, effectively boasting the capabilities of VDI with Kepler's parallel computing prowess over a distributed network environment.

NVIDIA also offers an entry level VGX K1 graphics board that users four entry Kepler GPUs with 16GB of video memory. It is able to support up to 100 users at the same time. Both graphics boards use the NVIDIA VGX Technology that was first unveiled at GTC earlier this year. One of the first partners to support NVIDIA VGX is Citrix with their XenDesktop that features HDX 3DPro. In combination with Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp, the VGX K2 board provides users "...full compatibility and performance of all their graphics and GPU computing-intensive applications.".

There is no pricing information yet and the NVIDIA VGX K2 graphics board is expected to be available from leading server OEMs early next year. For more information, please visit the official NVIDIA VGX Technology site here.

(Source: NVIDIA)

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