NVIDIA Unveils Own GRID-Based Server, the Visual Computing Appliance (VCA)
At the first keynote address at GTC 2013, NVIDIA CEO unveiled the company's very own GRID-based server named Visual Computing Appliance (VCA). This server features a pair of Intel Xeon CPUs with eight Kepler-based graphics cards. It marks the upscaling of GRID technology to meet enterprise needs.
Besides featuring such powerful and configurable hardware, the VCA incorporates the company's own VGX technology that will deliver a 'dedicated' virtual CPU-GPU stack to the user's device through NVIDIA's thin-client software that has to be installed on the device.
According to CEO Jen-Hsun, the VCA that was hosting the GRID technology was actually located that was located about 547 kilometers away. This proved that NVIDIA GRID technology can be successfully deployed over a WLAN. He also revealed the cost of owning a NVIDIA GRID VCA with its VGX technology.