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Understanding Citrix XenServer 6.2 & Nvidia GRID vGPU

XenServer integrates NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology for enabling the only shared GPU solution on the market that supports 3D professional graphics workloads using VDI. When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT  Regsiter NOW! https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/428786542   

HPC Cloud enablement using XenServer, OpenStack and NVIDIA GRID GPUs – XLcloud

A few weeks my colleague Bob, blogged (here) about how GPU-passthrough on XenServer under OpenStack had been achieved by the xlcloud project. This is a delightful demonstration of Citrix’s open technology stance. Although Citrix has heavily invested in CloudStack, over the last few years we have remained active in OpenStack development. You can find out more about […]

The Business Value of NVIDIA GRID vGPU Technology

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of blogging about benchmarking of GPU technologies. Being an engineer this tends to have been rather technical and in-depth. I’ve had a few comments from readers that they’d like more information on whether they should bother evaluating these technologies in the first place. For anyone looking to use visually […]

Citrix on Comparing vGPU and vSGA on NVIDIA GRID using the Redway3d Turbine Demo – Observations and Questions!

A 3D benchmarking blog that doesn’t even look at the frame rate…. Over the last few weeks I’ve been blogging about tools and factors to consider when benchmarking and evaluating GPU sharing using the new vGPU technologies on Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop. I’ve been seeing a lot of users looking at frame rate (fps) metrics […]

Evaluating vGPU for Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop on NVIDIA GRID using Unigine Tropics Benchmark

Benchmarking vGPU…. Seeing is believing, a cautionary tale of frame rates!  vGPU is the most recent addition to Citrix’s portfolio of technologies designed to deliver rich 3-D applications on a variety of devices and remotely. This blog is about benchmarking vGPU for CAD applications and for a broader overview of the technology I’d recommend you […]

Citrix, NVIDIA, and Cisco: The Next Evolution in Virtualizing Graphics

In the early days of Citrix desktop virtualization, companies could provision applications and virtual desktops for the bulk of their employees and enjoy the benefits: centralized management, robust data security, and the flexibility of working from multiple locations and devices. There were, however, certain users who couldn’t take advantage of desktop virtualization right off the […]

Benchmarking CAD applications for XenServer vGPU and NVIDIA GRID – “how long IS a piece of string?”

My colleague Derek asked me once asked me how many angels could dance on the head of a pin within the context of GPU sharing…. Over the last few months I feel like I’ve been answering the question “How long is a piece of string”…. With this week’s release of vGPU increasing Citrix’s portfolio of […]

NVIDIA GRID vGPU ARE HERE for Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer

Businesses worldwide can now offer their designers and engineers — including those working remotely — cost-effective, secure, graphics-intensive applications using NVIDIA® GRID(TM) vGPU(TM) (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, […]

True hardware GPU sharing with XenDesktop and NVIDIA GRID arrives!

The second half of 2013 has seen tremendous buzz around a compelling new capability in desktop virtualization; virtualized graphics processing.  I’ve posted before about how you need to prepare for the arrival of hardware GPU sharing, and there have been some excellent blogs covering updates to HDX 3D Pro Graphics with XenDesktop 7.1.  However, you […]

VMware, Cisco and NVIDIA Deliver High-Performance 3D Graphics to SSOE for Engineering and Construction

Can you imagine trying to write an email at a desktop computer and having to wait 10 seconds for the screen to refresh after typing in every sentence?  It would drive you nuts, not to mention reduce your productivity tremendously.  That’s the kind of user experience that architects and engineers at SSOE Group were having […]

Interview: AMD: We’re going after Nvidia graphics with Kaveri APU

To give a taste of its new Kaveri APU’s kick, AMD ran a side-by-side Battlefield 4 demo during its opening APU13 keynote last week. The game ran on two machines; frames per second ticked away in the upper left hand corners as the opening, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"-sound tracked sequence rolled. Kaveri came away […]

vGPU – SAP 3D Visual Enterprise – the potential for mobile CAD/PLM – Citrix XenDesktop on XenServer powered by NVIDIA GRID

Yesterday I read about yet another fascinating implementation of vGPU on Citrix XenServer under XenDesktop, written by my colleague Roland over on the SAP blogs. Over the past few weeks I’ve written a couple of blogs about the potential for these technologies for CAD/CAE/AEC and also PLM applications. This particular implementation was exactly the type […]

Amazon Just Validated NVIDIA GRID

Hold onto your hats, NVIDIA shareholders, because Amazon.com  may have just made things a whole lot more interesting for your favorite graphics chip specialist. But first, some background… Thanks to a stronger-than-expected third-quarter report last week, NVIDIA stock is currently trading within just pennies of its 52-week-high. To be sure, NVIDIA handily exceeded analysts’ earnings expectations in a performance owed largely […]

NVIDIA GRID GPUs Now Available Through Amazon Web Services

NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA GRID technology is now available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its newly announced Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, delivering GPU acceleration to users running graphics-intensive applications and games in the cloud.  This expands the uses of cloud computing from storage, data processing and 2D applications to 3D, […]

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