NVIDIA's GRID technology delivers a high-performance, interactive visual experience remotely, making complex 2D and 3D content accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. With GRID boards in a server, virtual desktop clients can access rich visual content with the large datasets, in high resolution and with interactive performance - whether they're at the office, on the road, or off the clock; checking in via a laptop, tablet or even phone. GRID-enabled servers provide desktop-class performance that scales gracefully with a multitude of clients.
Access Anytime, Anywhere, With Customized Performance
With a GRID-enabled virtualized environment, team members don't need to share the same physical location. Consider the needs of a global architectural firm, where the architect, client, building contractor, and construction site might all reside in separate cities, countries, or even continents. With remote computing environments enabled by GRID technology, all can create, review and collaborate with rich, high-fidelity 3D visuals, wherever they happen to be. Keeping visual data in one place not only eliminates lengthy transfer delays, but makes for simpler and more robust development, without the added complication of multiple, extraneous copies of data scattered around the enterprise.
Easing Big Data's Pressure On IT
When the data sets get big, copying them from where they're stored to where they're needed can waste much time. Consider that even a relatively small CAD or AEC file can chew up several minutes of lag time, while transferring a short 4K video sequence can consume hours. For more and more applications, leaving the data where it is, and instead shipping the visual representation of that data - a pixel stream - can be far less taxing.
Even the pixels that do stream across the WAN are secure, as desktop delivery protocols provide a variety of customizable, government-level security protocols and cryptography. With a centralized, GRID-enabled computing environment, leaving a company laptop behind at the coffee shop becomes a minor inconvenience, not a monumental breach in security.
The Encouragement Of Heterogeneous Clients In The Enterprise
With the user's desktop OS, application and graphics running on the server, a client can take any number of forms, from thin-client, to conventional deskside or notebook Mac or PC, or even a smartphone or tablet. A virtualized GRID-enabled computing approach gives IT managers more flexibility, keeping users happy without throwing IT management practices into disarray.
Simplified IT Management
With its seamless, profile-driven approach, GRID vGPU technology makes it easy to manage resources and serve high IT demands - demands that are constantly in flux, thanks to a work force that's increasingly scattered and transient, and a work flow that's extremely dynamic. Need to quickly scale resources as staff transitions in and out over the life of the project? An administrator can quickly re-provision GRID hardware with different profiles, and what had been a dedicated graphics resource for a single user quickly and cleanly becomes a resource shared among several - or vice versa.