NVIDIA virtual GPU is a graphics virtualization platform that extends the power of NVIDIA GPU technology to virtual desktops and apps. It delivers an immersive, high-quality user experience for everyone from designers to mobile professionals to office workers. NVIDIA virtual GPU technology lets IT tap into a powerful graphics-accelerated solution to centralize apps and data, with virtual workspaces that offer improved security, productivity, and cost-efficiency. Along with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, the NVIDIA virtual GPU solution has three different software products to enable customers to assign the right level of resources to users based on their requirements.
- NVIDIA GRID Virtual Applications (GRID vApps) for use with Citrix XenApp or other RDSH solutions like VMware Horizon Apps
- NVIDIA GRID Virtual PC (GRID vPC) for virtual desktops delivering standard PC applications, browser and multimedia
- NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation (Quadro vDWS) for professional graphics applications; this software includes an NVIDIA Quadro driver
The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform incorporates both NVIDIA virtual GPU technology and the Teradici PCoIP accelerator. NVIDIA virtual GPU software offloads graphics processing from the system CPU to the NVIDIA Tesla GPU, allowing the data center manager to deliver a graphics-rich experience to more users throughout the organization. For details, see the NVIDIA GRID Partners Compatibility Matrix.