IBM Reference Architecture for Citrix XenDesktop and NVIDIA GRID vGPU – plus real customer case studies of vGPU in deployment for graphical workloads on IBM servers announced at Citrix Synergy 2014
IBM, NVIDIA and Citrix have worked together to publish several articles, check them out here, detailing a new reference architecture including specific product and part information for purchasing the NeXtScale System components and NVIDIA GPUs, see theNeXtScale nx360 M4 Product Guide and the reference architecture. Over the next few weeks IBM will be expanding on this topic in a series of cross-industry blogs that I would watch out for on their site, here.
IBM has been a key partner in building up reference architectures for CAD virtualisation with the likes of PTC and AutoDesk. IBM have also been collaborating closely with Citrix, NVIDIA and PLM organisations.
What I particularly like about the case studies in the reference architecture (do read them, here!) is that they are hypervisor neutral (as is XenDesktop and HDX 3D Pro – we support AWS (including GRID GPU EC2 support), Citrix CloudPlatform, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer, as well as via a large number of Citrix Cloud Service Providers) and as such cover full market choice and the avoidance of vendor lock-in. HDX 3D Pro is the enterprise collection of technologies that focus on enterprise ready user experience, graphics, compression, 3D space mouse and printing and we offer it on the widest range of platforms as it can be the key differentiator in making VDI and graphics work.
Read the entire article here, IBM Reference Architecture for Citrix XenDesktop and NVIDIA GRID vGPU – plus real customer case studies of vGPU in deployment for graphical workloads on IBM servers announced at Citrix Synergy 2014