NVIDIA reveals GPUs for blade servers, Linux desktop support
VDI-focussed for now, but the street finds its own use for things
VMworld 2015 NVIDIA has announced the second version of its Grid desktop virtualisation software, complete with a pair of GPUs for blade servers.
NVIDIA is pitching GRID as a hardware offering tuned to the needs of graphically-demanding desktop virtualisation (VDI) workloads. If that sounds a bit exotic, consider environments like the resources industry, where on-site engineers need CAD and modelling tools, but miners are loathe to deploy desktops in the remote sites where stuff gets dug out of the ground. VDI works a treat in such spots.
Hitherto, NVIDIA’s “Kepler” GPUs for VDI have been designed for use with rack-mounted servers.
The new Tesla models, described in the table below, are now ready for use in blade servers from a range of vendors. NVIDIA worked with HP in the past for this trick, but has now brought Cisco, Dell and Lenovo into the fold.
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