Digital Transformation with HPE Servers and NVIDIA GRID

Starting today, HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers support NVIDIA GRID with NVIDIA Tesla M10 GPUs for graphics virtualization
by Tony Paikeday

NVIDIA GRID continues to be the preferred choice for the industry’s leading server manufacturers. We’re pleased to announce support from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), delivering an enterprise-grade platform for organizations that want to deliver high-performance Windows 10 virtual workspaces that scale cost-effectively

IDC calls out VDI as one of the fastest growing workloads. At HPE we want to ensure we are well positioned to address this segment, so we have added support for NVIDIA’s latest Tesla M10 to the world’s best selling server, the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9, to specifically focus on virtualisation and multi-use VDI.” – Matt Thompson, worldwide DL380 product manager at HPE

What Do an Automaker, Shipbuilder and an Energy Company Have in Common?

Statoil, PSA Peugot Citroen and Daewoo Shipbuilding have each transformed their workflows, accelerated productivity, improved security and simplified their IT with the power of NVIDIA GRID, in combination with HPE ProLiant DL380 servers. Leveraging this proven, joint solution, they are able to stay competitive, boost productivity and strengthen data security with virtual workspaces for everyone from their knowledge workers to mobile professionals to engineers. Consider what these organizations have achieved with this joint solution:

  • Statoil centralized data to boost global collaboration, while capitalizing on server idle time.
  • PSA Peugot Citroen reduced latency and delivery of a “like local” experience to users 500km away from their data center, while also giving users in China an acceptable virtualized experience.
  • Daewoo Shipbuilding doubled the number of users who can simultaneously and securely collaborate on large tasks.

“Our teams are highly distributed and under pressure to deliver results quickly and accurately. Our IT solutions must reflect this and contribute to boosted productivity — delivering on both reduced capital expenditure and operational cost savings.” – Jon Erik Bjore, director of Exploration IT at Statoil

Accelerating the Path to Windows 10 and Beyond

Modern apps and operating systems like Windows 10 demand an unprecedented level of graphics performance to meet the needs of today’s knowledge worker. While operating systems prior to Windows 10 saw significant uplift from GPU horsepower added to the VDI host, the dependency on the GPU to deliver today’s modern, immersive Windows 10 experience is unlike anything prior. No longer optional to the server configuration, NVIDIA GRID is now a necessity for even basic office worker use cases. To address this demand, HPE has certified the NVIDIA Tesla M10 on its ProLiant DL380 Gen9 server, as they seek to transform the economics and performance curve for GPU-accelerated VDI.

Single Source Convenience with HPE

We’re excited about the addition of HPE to our portfolio of leading OEM solution providers. HPE offers convenience and peace of mind with the complete NVIDIA GRID solution including:

  • NVIDIA GRID software (virtual Apps, virtual PC, virtual workstation)
  • NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators (M10, M6, M60)
  • HPE server solutions certified for NVIDIA GRID, including the HPE DL380 Gen 9
  • NVIDIA GRID software, updates and maintenance support (SUMS)

Learn more about NVIDIA GRID at www.nvidia.com/grid.

Learn more about the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 at http://www.hp.com/servers/DL380Gen9.