Wednesday February 04, 2015

How VMware And NVIDIA Are Bringing GPU Sharing To The Masses

In the world of virtualization, enterprises have faced what I call a "trade-off of extremes" when it comes to graphics. They could choose either GPU sharing or dedicated GPUs, and both have advantages and disadvantages. With GPU sharing, you get the economic benefits of shared hardware to many users. But limited API support has a big impact on performance. With dedicated GPUs, you get great performance. But it doesn’t scale because each GPU is mapped to a single user. That trade-off is about to end, with the support of NVIDIA GRID vGPU with VMware Horizon 6 built on vSphere. This combination provides virtualized graphics that are rich, immersive and delivered in real time for workers of all types. No matter what device they choose.