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Citrix: Why the little “v” in vGPU?


Technology that adds this much value should be “capitalized”.

Now this may seem like a cheeky title but if you look into the value is of virtualizing the Graphical Processing Unit it makes perfect sense. Actually more like dollars and cents. Okay, enough with the word play for one blog post.

It used to be that graphic intensive applications were reserved for automotive designers, bridge engineers and other CAD/CAM power users. These days more and more diverse roles require the power of a GPU in modeling the data that they use. And one common way to address this was to provide these users with a local device (laptop) that had a dedicated GPU. Not only does this solution not scale well, it often leads to users storing sensitive data on that local device, close to the physical GPU.

A trip to the Doctor’s office

Take the example of my most recent visit to my doctor. He needed to go over the results of an MRI that was performed on my back. We sat down at his “desk”, he launched his MRI modeling app and opened my imaging file. He was able to twist and turn my spin images and explore it at angles that were honestly embarrassing. I’ve never looked at my tailbone from that perspective!

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