Citrix Expands vGPU Hypervisor Support
At Citrix, we are ready to take advantage of the promise that VMware first made at the NVIDIA GTC conference in March of 2014. The announcement was around support of a virtual graphical processing unit, or vGPU, on their vSphere hypervisor. According to today’s announcement, this vGPU support will be generally available starting March 12, 2015. It had been in tech preview to existing VMware vSGA and vDGA Horizon customers since October 2014.
What Does This Mean?
By virtualizing the GPU customers no longer need to invest CapEx in costly, dedicated graphics cards on their users’ local devices. Instead they can add NVIDIA GRID vGPU K1 or K2 cards to their backend servers hosting virtual apps and desktops on XenApp and XenDesktop. The NVIDIA driver gets loaded into the VM directly by the hypervisor allowing the vGPU to be shared across multiple users simultaneously, while maintaining the high performance they expect and require.
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