NVIDIA GRID boards
NVIDIA’s Kepler™ architecture-based GRID boards are specifically designed to enable rich graphics in virtualised environments.
GRID boards feature NVIDIA Kepler-based GPUs that, for the first time, allow hardware virtualisation of the GPU. This means multiple users can share a single GPU, improving user density while providing true PC performance and compatibility.
Low-Latency Remote Display
NVIDIA’s patented low-latency remote display technology greatly improves the user experience by reducing the lag that users feel when interacting with their virtual machine. With this technology, the virtual desktop screen is pushed directly to the remoting protocol.
The Kepler GPU includes a high-performance H.264 encoding engine capable of encoding simultaneous streams with superior quality. This provides a giant leap forward in cloud server efficiency by offloading the CPU from encoding functions and allowing the encode function to scale with the number of GPUs in a server.
Maximum User Density
GRID boards have an optimised multi-GPU design that helps to maximise user density. The GRID K1 board features 4 GPUs and 16 GB of graphics memory, allowing it to support up to 100 users on a single board.
GRID boards are designed to provide data center-class power efficiency, including the revolutionary new streaming multiprocessor, called "SMX". The result is an innovative, proven solution that delivers revolutionary performance per-watt for the enterprise data centre.
GRID boards are designed, built, and tested by NVIDIA for 24/7 operation. Working closely with leading server vendors such as Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, and SuperMicro ensures GRID cards perform optimally and reliably for the life of the system.
Widest Range of Virtualisation Solutions
GRID cards enable GPU-capable virtualisation solutions from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware, delivering the flexibility to choose from a wide range of proven solutions.