It launches now 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 virtualization 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 virtualize 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 virtualize 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.
Nvidia GRID vGPU is the industry's only offering that enables GPU sharing without sacrificing application compatibility or the user experience.
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 percent application compatibility.