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NVIDIA Virtual PC (vPC)

NVIDIA vPC

NVIDIA Virtual PC (vPC and formerly known as GRID) and Virtual Apps (vApps) are virtualisation solutions that deliver a user experience that’s nearly indistinguishable from a native PC. With server-side graphics and comprehensive management and monitoring capabilities, vPC future-proofs your VDI environment. Deliver the power of GPU-acceleration to every VM (virtual machine) in your organisation, creating an unparalleled user experience that leaves your IT team with the time they need to work on business goals and strategy.

As an NVIDIA Preferred Virtualisation partner, the Scan IT team is able to advise on a wide range of virtual GPU topics including your choice of licences and the hardware required to deliver the platform on - specifically tailored for your number of users.

 

Every App Is a Graphics App

Even simple productivity applications found in Microsoft Windows and Office, web browsers, and streaming video can benefit from GPU acceleration. A recent study showed that the number of applications that use graphics acceleration has doubled since 2012.

 

Prepare for the New Normal

In today’s fast-paced, digital world, technology has changed information accessibility with workers expecting access to the applications they need - anytime. The new normal includes multiple devices, multiple 4K resolution monitors, and consistent performance.

 

Improve Density while Increasing Satisfaction

With NVIDIA vPC, you can deliver GPU-acceleration to every virtualised user and support up to 32 concurrent users on a GPU card. Work typically done by the CPU has been offloaded to the GPU, the user has a much better experience and more users can be supported.

Productivity without Boundaries

  • Native-PC experience - utilise NVIDIA vPC software with GPUs to deliver responsive, virtual workspaces, that perform like native PCs. Now, mobile professionals and knowledge workers can enjoy virtual desktops that are optimised for Windows 10 and office applications
  • Multiple monitor - support multiple HD displays and up to two 4K-resolution displays to expand your workspace, enhance multi-tasking, and increase productivity
  • Better server density - bypass the challenges of modern applications and operating systems that are more graphics intensive and increase user density by 33 percent to deliver a better user experience
  • Linux OS applications - deliver the benefits of like-native performance of VDI environments to software developers and EDA designers who rely on a Linux-based development environment
  • Investment protection - support increasing graphical requirements of Windows 10 and modern productivity applications, with continuous innovation delivered through every vPC software release
FEATURE LIST
Feature List vPC vApps
Desktop Virtualisation    
Remote Desktop Session Hosting    
Windows OS Support    
Linux OS Support    
GPU Pass-through Support    
Bare Metal Support    
NVIDIA Graphics Driver    
Maximum Hardware Rendering 4x HD / 2x 4K / 1x 5K displays 1 Display
Maximum Resolution 5120 x 2880 1280 x 1024
GPU A100 A30 A40 A10 A16
GPU Architecture Ampere Ampere Ampere Ampere Ampere
Memory Size 40 GB HBM2 24 GB GDDR6 48 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6 4x 16 GB per GPU
Virtualisation Workload Highest performance virtualised compute including AI, HPC and data processing, includes support for up to 7 MIG instances. Virtualise mainstream compute and AI inference, includes support for up to 4 MIG instances. Mid-range to high-end 3D design and creative workflows with NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS). Entry to mid-range virtual workstations for design and engineering with NVIDIA vWS. Also run graphics-rich virtual desktops with vPC and deep learning inferencing with vCS. Office productivity applications, streaming video and teleconferencing tools for graphics-rich virtual desktops accessible from anywhere.
Usage vCS vCS vWS, vPC, vApps vWS, vPC, vApps, vCS vWS, vPC, vApps

For full GPU specifications and to compare models please see our Professional GPU Buyers Guide.

GPU V100 RTX 8000 RTX 6000 T4
GPU Architecture Volta Turing Turing Turing
Memory Size 32/16 GB HBM2 48 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6
Virtualisation Workload Ultra-high-end rendering, simulation, and 3D design with NVIDIA vWS. AI, deep learning, and data science with NVIDIA vCS. Work with the largest, most complex RTX enabled rendering, 3D design, and creative applications, with NVIDIA vWS. Mid-range to high-end rendering, 3D design, and creative workflows with RTX applications and NVIDIA vWS. Entry-level 3D design and engineering workflows with Quadro vDWS. High-density, low-power GPU acceleration for knowledge workers with NVIDIA GRID software.
Usage vWS, vPC, vApp, vCS vWS, vPC, vApp, vCS vWS, vPC, vApp, vCS vWS, vPC, vApps

For full GPU specifications and to compare models please see our Professional GPU Buyers Guide.

Ways to buy and deploy NVIDIA vPC and vApps

Regarding product licensing, NVIDIA vPC and vApps are linked to a user with a display, so the number of licenses will equal the number of users you require. It is also possible to co-terminate new and existing licences - meaning that you reduce licensing admin by synchronising the renewal dates in line with latest purchases. With these considerations in mind, there are three main routes to creating a vPC and vApps solution:

Purchase vPC / vApps licences

If the servers you have are equipped already with sufficient GPUs for your chosen performance requirement, then you just need to buy NVIDIA vPC and vApps licenses. Please contact us to discuss your NVIDIA vPC and vApps licensing requirements or click below.

Buy vWS Licences

Upgrade your servers and add licensing

If your servers are not equipped with the necessary supported GPUs but are capable of being upgraded, then this is a straight-forward option. Once this is done, in combination with the purchase of vPC and vApps licenses, you will be ready to deploy vPC and vApps. Please contact the Scan IT team to discuss your NVIDIA GPU and NVIDIA vPC and vApps licensing requirements.

Purchase new servers and add licensing

If your servers are too old, or would be too expensive to overhaul to the required GPU specification, then you need to invest in a purpose-built server or servers to deliver the vWS experience you want. Please contact the Scan IT team to discuss your project so we can spec-up suitable GPU-accelerated servers with the appropriate NVIDIA vPC and vApps licenses.

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