Twice As Nice: NVIDIA GRID Bags Second Straight VMworld Award

by Victoria Rege

We attended our second VMworld this week. Once again, we came back with a first.

Our GRID vGPU technology won a Best of VMworld 2014 Gold award, earning top marks in the “Desktop Virtualization & End-User Computing” category. In our debut last year, we made a splash with GRID by picking up the first-ever Judges’ Choice award.

Our GRID vGPU (virtual GPU) changes the way users experience virtual desktops and applications by providing great graphics performance on any end-point device.

NVIDIA GRID vGPU VMworld 2014 Gold AwardWith our partners Google and VMware, we showcased at VMworld a tech demo demonstrating how GRID can help deliver fluid, remote user experiences with any Windows applications on NVIDIA Tegra K1-powered Google Chromebooks.

The offering moves our quest to bring full graphics capability to virtualized business environments a big step forward.

The judges had this to say: “GPUs are critical for Windows desktops today, and now they’re available in VDI.”

The recently launched Acer Chromebook 13, powered by our Tegra K1 processor, will be the first Chromebook to feature GRID-fueled virtualization from VMware. It’s a low-cost way to boost the effectiveness of Chromebooks as end-point devices in virtualized set-ups.

Whichever end-point device you choose, whether PC, Mac, Chromebook or tablet, GRID vGPU on VMware vSphere finally makes it feasible for businesses everywhere to consider virtualizing any app — from Microsoft Office to Adobe CC.

And a tip of the hat to our partners, including Atlantis Computing, Login VSI and Red Hat, which won Best of VMworld 2014 awards in other categories.

You can learn more about NVIDIA GRID vGPU online or in the video below.