Virtualization for All at VMworld: NVIDIA GRID Brings Graphics Acceleration to Every User

by Don Bradley

“Be Tomorrow” is the theme of VMworld 2016, kicking off Sunday in Las Vegas. NVIDIA GRID is fully aligned with that, delivering next-gen virtual workspaces to all workers, today.

We’ll be featuring the NVIDIA GRID August 2016 release with GRID Monitoring and the new Tesla M10, which let enterprises simplify deployments of virtual applications, desktops and workstations to meet all use cases and workloads — whether on-premise or in the cloud.

Swing by NVIDIA booth 955, where we’ll be showing GRID for all virtualized users, including demos of:

  • Modern business applications used by knowledge workers, including Outlook, Office 2016, web browsers, Adobe Photoshop and the Windows 10 operating system on a virtual PC, with the NVIDIA Tesla M10 GPU, delivering over 100 users per server.
  • High-end applications used by engineers and designers, such as AutoCAD, Maya, Google Earth and Solidworks on a virtual workstation, with the NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU.

To get a full blast of the conference’s future-looking theme, check out the VMvillage, where we’ll be debuting with VMware virtualized VR delivered straight from the cloud. You’ll experience:

  • NVIDIA Iray VR, which provides stunning virtual environments using physically accurate, dynamic panoramas and fully immersive lightfields.
  • Time-lapse renderings created with point cloud capturing the construction of NVIDIA’s iconic new building in Silicon Valley.
  • A collaborative VR design review of a Virtual Formula 1 race car created with Autodesk VRED 3D visualization software.

Practical talks on applications and success stories will provide deep insight into optimizing graphics-accelerated virtual environments, including:

  • “Why Siemens Uses High-Performance Desktops with VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID vGPU,” with Pat Lee, vice president of Cloud Apps & Desktops at VMware, and Luke Wignall, manager of Performance Engineering at NVIDIA.
  • “The Latest in High-Performance Desktops and Applications with Horizon 7, Blast Extreme Protocol and NVIDIA GRID vGPU,” with Kiran Rao, director of product management at VMware, and Sean Samenfeld-Specht, R&D manager at VMware.
  • “Windows 10, Office Apps and Graphics Virtualization: Is Your VDI Ready?” by Luke Wignall, manager of Enterprise Performance Engineering at NVIDIA.

View a full list of VMworld talks from NVIDIA, as well as our customers and partners. And follow all the events and happenings at the show at #vmworld.