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The NVIDIA Quadro vDWS Virtualisation Software Revealed!

SINGAPORE, 18 August 2017 — NVIDIA today introduced the new Quadro vDWS virtualisation software that turns NVIDIA Tesla-accelerated serversinto powerful workstations and provide IT departments the resources they need to address the demands of an enterprise-wide virtual workspace. Certified with hundreds of professional workstation applications, NVIDIA Quadro has long been the industry standard for professional visualisation in the enterprise.

 

The NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software (Quadro vDWS)

Now, NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software (Quadro vDWS) delivers an unparalleled experience running both virtualised graphics and compute workloads on any virtual workstation or laptop from NVIDIA Tesla-accelerated data centres.

Available for over 120 systems from 33 system vendors, Quadro vDWS provides high-end performance to multiple enterprise users from the same GPU for lower cost of ownership. Quadro vDWS enables greater mobility and collaboration among globally dispersed teams.

It also addresses the increasingly compute-intensive workflows –with their exponential growth in data size and complexity –associated with new technologies for 3D, photo realistic rendering, virtual reality and deep learning. These are particularly common in such fields as engineering and science, where, for example, simulations are conducted during the design process to accurately predict final products.

When powered by NVIDIA Pascal architecture-based Tesla GPU accelerators, Quadro vDWS provides:

  • The ability to create complex 3D and photo real designs – Up to 24GB of GPU memory for working with large, immersive models.
  • Increased productivity – Up to double the graphics performance of the previous NVIDIA GPU architecture lets users make better, faster decisions.
  • Unified graphics and compute workloads – Supports accelerated graphics and compute (CUDA and OpenCL) workflows to streamline design and computer-aided engineering simulation.
  • Better performance for Linux users – NVIDIA NVENC delivers better performance and user density by off-loading H.264 video encoding, a compute-intensive task, from the CPU for Linux virtual workstation users.“The enterprise is transforming.

Workflows are evolving to incorporate AI, photorealism, VR, and greater collaboration among employees. The Quadro visualisation platform is evolving with the enterprise to provide the performance required,” said Bob Pette, Vice President of Professional Visualization at NVIDIA. “With Quadro vDWS on Tesla-powered servers, businesses can tackle larger datasets, power the most demanding applications and meet the need for greater mobility.”

 

NVIDIA GRID vPC Powers the Modern Virtual Workspace

At the same time as manufacturing and design workloads are growing more complex, everyday programs like Windows 10, Office 365 and streaming applications like YouTube now require graphics acceleration to deliver features, functionality and a great virtual PC user experience for the digital workplace. To address the growing demand for graphics-accelerated VDI, NVIDIA announced improvements to its NVIDIA GRID vPC product.

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By leveraging new enhancements in the NVIDIA GRID August 2017 Release and Pascal-based NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators, GRID vPC provides:

  • Improved user density and scalability – The Tesla P40 supports up to 24 instances of 1GB virtual desktop profiles, which is a 50 percent increase when compared to the Tesla M60. Taking advantage of this market-leading graphics virtualisation density, IT departments can optimise their infrastructure investment and deliver graphics-accelerated virtualized desktops and applications across the enterprise.
  • Greater vGPU insight – End-to-end management and monitoring tools provide vGPU visibility at the host or guest level. Application-level monitoring capabilities allow IT to intelligently design, manage and support their end users’ experience. New integrations with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Citrix Director and XenCenter enable flexibility and control from a single, unified view.
  • Better service – A new GPU resource scheduler helps IT departments enable seamless, consistent allocation of vGPU resources to the user, preventing latency and a degraded user experience caused by a “noisy neighbour.”

Tesla-Powered Virtual GPU Solutions Deliver More Power for More Users NVIDIA Quadro vDWS and NVIDIA GRID vPC solutions are designed for optimal performance with Pascal-based Tesla GPU accelerators. Joining the NVIDIA Tesla P4, P40 and P100 is the new Tesla P6. It is designed entirely for blade servers and delivers 16GB of memory and supports up to 16 instances of 1GB virtual desktop profiles.

Pascal-based Tesla accelerators provide IT departments the graphics and compute virtualization resources needed to meet demands and scale across the enterprise. Availability Quadro vDWS and NVIDIA GRID vPC solutions are available today in over 100 server systems worldwide, including those from Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, VMware and others, with support for new Pascal-based features and functionality starting September 1.

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NVIDIA Expands NVIDIA GRID With Tesla M10 GPU

Singapore, 20 May 2016 NVIDIA today opened the path toward virtualising all enterprise applications with the introduction of NVIDIA GRID with the new NVIDIA Tesla M10 GPU. The offering provides the industry’s highest user density — supporting 64 users per board and 128 users per server — so businesses can deliver virtualised apps to all of their employees at an affordable cost.

The NVIDIA GRID software lets enterprises simplify deployments of virtual applications, desktops and workstations to meet all use cases and workloads. It provides a great user experience for every modern business application, such as Outlook, Office 2016, web browsers, Adobe Photoshop and the Windows 10 operating system.

In addition, the offering eases enterprise adoption through a flexible subscription model that allows organisations to balance capital and operating expenses while enjoying the lowest total cost of ownership.
Ongoing software updates provide the latest innovations to customers.

 

Exploding Growth of GPU-Accelerated Business Applications

The use of GPU-accelerated business applications by office workers is exploding. The percentage of accelerated apps has more than doubled in the past five years, with half that growth coming in the first months of 2016 alone, according to SysTrack Community data provided by Lakeside Software. To provide the best user experience, these applications increasingly use OpenGL and DirectX APIs, as well as graphics technology from the data center through to the device. To achieve the level of experience users require and have come to expect, virtual environments need access to the GPU.

“High-performing knowledge workers require high-performing business applications for maximum productivity. That requires GPU acceleration,” said Jim McHugh, vice president and general manager of the NVIDIA GRID business at NVIDIA. “With the highest user density in the industry, NVIDIA GRID with the Tesla M10 makes it easy and affordable for businesses to virtualise every application for knowledge workers with no compromise in erformance.”

“While the need for advanced GPU technology has commonly been associated with the usage of 3D applications, as enterprises make the move to software like Windows 10, Office 365, and other SaaS and web apps, IT departments will increasingly seek the benefits of GPU acceleration to provide everyday business tools to all of their users,” said Robert Young, research director, IT Service Management and Client Virtualisation Software at IDC.

NVIDIA GRID is the industry standard for graphics virtualisation, supported by every enterprise OEM with full compatibility with every PC application. By working with offerings from Citrix and VMware, the leading virtualisation vendors, it delivers amazing experience with virtual applications or remote desktop session host for less than US$2 a month per user and to virtual PCs for less than US$6 a month per user.

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The Tesla M10 joins the Tesla M6 and M60 as options for NVIDIA GRID, making GRID the only solution on the market that meets the performance needs of all enterprise users — from the most demanding designers and engineers to knowledge workers.

  • Increased user density per server: The Tesla M10 delivers a superior experience at the highest user density on the market, allowing up to 64 users per board or up to 128 users per server with just two boards. This enables enterprises to expand service to more employees at a lower cost per user.
  • Expanded software offering: NVIDIA GRID comes in three software meditions to meet different user needs. For office workers, NVIDIA Virtual Applications (vApps) and NVIDIA VirtualPC (vPC) deliver Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 virtual desktops and PC applications with native user experience. NVIDIA Virtual Workstation (vWS) delivers the power of a workstation from the data center, so designers, engineers and architects are free to work on their professional graphics applications from anywhere.
  • Flexible subscription model, ongoing updates: With ongoing innovation and feature updates in the software and the data center GPUs that power NVIDIA GRID, customers benefit from increased value through the life of the deployment. To ease adoption, NVIDIA is offering a new annual subscription model that offers customers access to the latest upgrades along with enterprise-class support and maintenance. Customers can buy up to three years of annual subscription upfront. Alternatively, they can choose the perpetual license model.

 

Tesla M10 Availability

The latest NVIDIA GRID software is available worldwidet today. The Tesla M10 will be generally available starting August 2016.

 

Experience NVIDIA GRID

The combined offering will be on display at Citrix Synergy starting May 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in NVIDIA booth 704G.

Users are encouraged to experience NVIDIA GRID for themselves through the NVIDIA GRID Test Drive. This experience gives users instant access to hours of NVIDIA GRID vGPU acceleration on a Windows desktop.

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NVIDIA GRID Boosts Blast Extreme in VMware Horizon

What IT department wouldn’t want to be able to do more with their current infrastructure? With NVIDIA GRID, they can.

NVIDIA GRID acceleration of Blast Extreme — a new protocol for optimizing the mobile cloud — is now supported in VMware Horizon 7. What’s that mean for IT managers? Reduced latency. Improved performance. And up to 18 percent more users.

NVIDIA and VMware have been working together for years to improve the virtualized computing user experience and enable a whole new class of virtual use cases. We were the first to enable hardware-accelerated graphics rendering in VMware Horizon View. Then we enabled the first virtualized graphics acceleration in Horizon with GRID vGPU.

Now, using the new Blast Extreme protocol, NVIDIA GRID offloads encoding from the CPU to the GPU. This frees up resources and lowers the demand on network infrastructure, which lets organizations reach more remote users. In tests of key applications like ESRI ArcGIS Pro, scalability increased by up to 18 percent. That’s without investing in new hardware.

 

Bigger Graphical Workloads, Better Performance

Using VMware Horizon 7 with NVIDIA Blast Extreme Acceleration, organizations can now increase the number of graphical workloads per server while delivering a superior user experience to the most remote networks.

[adrotate banner=”4″]Testing has shown latency improvements of up to 50 milliseconds, and reduced bandwidth requirements ranging from 19 to 89 percent. This increases network tolerance for graphical workloads and allows more use cases to take advantage of accelerated virtual desktops and applications.

“NVIDIA GRID with VMware Horizon extends the performance of existing infrastructure so customers can meet the needs of their modern, remote workforces,” said Pat Lee, senior director of product management for End-User Computing, at VMware. “This offering puts the world’s most powerful applications and the best user experience on every device, at scale, anywhere in the world.”

We have a long track record of working with VMware to expand the use of graphics-accelerated virtualized desktops and applications. Companies worldwide have adopted our combined solution to unlock workforce productivity and deliver incredible mobility, flexibility and user experience, all from the cloud.

 

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NVIDIA GRID 2.0 Now Available on Cisco Blade & Rack Servers

For businesses that run on Cisco blade and rack servers, and want to extend their reach with desktop virtualization using the latest high-performance graphics, the wait is over. NVIDIA GRID 2.0 with the NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU accelerator is now supported on the Cisco UCS C240 M4 rack server.

And, in a first for GRID-based Cisco blades, Cisco is supporting NVIDIA GRID 2.0 with the NVIDIA Tesla M6 on its UCS B200 M4 blade server.

These combinations bring unparalleled graphics performance to high-end applications on any device, anywhere. Organizations can expand their virtualization footprint without compromising performance, user experience or security. They can boost employee productivity with faster access to files and real-time collaboration. And they can centralize IT, so all workloads can be managed and delivered from the data center.

 

Cisco’s Workhorse of Virtualization Deployments

The Cisco UCS B200 M4 blade server is one of the newest in the Cisco UCS portfolio. It delivers enterprise-class performance, flexibility and optimization for data centers and remote sites. It also offers excellent virtual desktop density per blade and ease of management, making for an attractive total cost of ownership.

Key to the Cisco blade’s popularity is its predictable and scalable performance for virtual desktop users. Cisco and NVIDIA have created an unmatched level of integration between the UCS B200 M4 and Tesla M6 card. The card can be discovered and managed via Cisco UCS Manager for administration through a single pane of glass.

 

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Working on the Edge, with NVIDIA GRID

NVIDIA GRID on Cisco blade servers opens new opportunities in industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, and design, where businesses using applications from the likes of ESRI, AutoCAD, Petrel or Siemens want the flexibility to work from anywhere but require the same high-end application performance on a virtual desktop as they do on a physical one.

By bringing graphics acceleration to virtualization, NVIDIA GRID unlocks the promise of productivity, mobility, security and flexibility for every user. NVIDIA GRID technology on Cisco blade servers pushes desktop virtualization to the edge.

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