Businesses worldwide can now offer their designers and engineers – including those working remotely – cost-effective, secure, graphics-intensive applications using NVIDIA GRID vGPU (virtual GPU) technology. It launches today with the general availability of Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 and Citrix XenServer 6.2.
NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology lets employees use essentially any computing device, including their own notebooks and portable devices, to access all their office productivity and design applications virtually – just as they would at their desks – from anywhere at any time.
Businesses have increasingly relied on desktop virtualisation technologies to provide employees with anytime access to computing resources. However, until NVIDIA GRID, virtual apps and desktops had to rely on CPU-based graphics to scale on servers. Performance and compatibility constraints made it impractical to virtualise applications such as building information management (BIM), product-lifecycle management (PLM) and video-photo editing.
Prior to GRID vGPU on Citrix XenDesktop, customers could deploy GRID to virtualise GPU access to end users on a one-to-one basis. Now, they can quickly share access on one GPU to many end users, and easily reallocate access depending on changing project needs.
For the architecture, engineering and construction industries and the aerospace, manufacturing and design industries, the technology delivers the flexibility to reallocate resources to users based on constantly changing project needs. For institutions in higher education, NVIDIA GRID vGPU enables scalable lab environments that deliver tools to students wherever they learn best. Certified by leading ISVs, NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology allows multiple virtual machines to share a GPU and run the full NVIDIA driver, which means 100% application compatibility.