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VMware Horizon View 5.2 with vsga

VMware Horizon View 5.2 with Virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration (vSGA) allows multiple users to share a graphics accelerator so that virtual desktops for knowledge workers up to light 3D users can work on an accelerated desktop. NVIDIA GRID users can take advantage of applications that run DirectX 9 or OpenGL 2.1.


VMware Horizon View
With the VMware vSGA solution, Graphics APIs up to DirectX 9 and OpenGL 2.1 are hardware accelerated by the GPU


Horizon View Definition

vSphere 5.1 introduced GPU virtualization, enabling multiple VMs to simultaneously share a single, physical GPU. This feature, termed vSGA (Virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration), is compatible with all key VMware technologies, including vMotion, and enables the recently released View 5.2 to support GPU-backed virtual desktops. The support for hardware accelerated 3D graphics delivers significantly higher performance in a 3D environment.
Source: VMware website


1 Hypervisor intercept model adds some latency

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Accelerate virtualized desktops and application

NVIDIA GRID™ offloads graphics processing from the CPU to the GPU in virtualized environments.

IT Benefits Include:

  • Take advantage of leading virtualization solutions
  • Add graphics-intensive users to your virtual environment
  • Improve productivity for all

User benefits include:

  • Highly interactive windows and multimedia
  • Access to all their applications
  • Usage on any device, anywhere

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GRID Boards

GRID graphics boards are designed specifically for the data center. They have an optimized multi-GPU design that helps maximize user density and are designed to provide data center-class power efficiency, including the revolutionary new streaming “SMX” multiprocessor. Working closely with leading server vendors such as Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, and SuperMicro ensures GRID cards perform 24/7 for the life of the system.

 

GRID K1

GRID K2

Number of GPUs

4 Kepler™-based GPUs

2 high-end Kepler™-based GPUs

Total NVIDIA CUDA cores

768

3072

Total memory size

16 GB DDR3

8 GB GDDR5

Max power

130 W

225 W

Board length

10.5”

10.5”

Board height

4.4”

4.4”

Board width

Dual slot

Dual slot

Display IO

None

None

Aux power

6-pin connector

8-pin connector

PCIe

x16

x16

PCIe generation

Gen3 (Gen2 compatible)

Gen3 (Gen2 compatible)

Cooling solution

Passive

Passive

Technical Specifications

GRID K1 Board Specifications

GRID K2 Board Specifications 

VMware Horizon View 5.2 vSGA

VMware Horizon View 5.2 with Virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration (vSGA) allows multiple users to share a graphics accelerator so that virtual desktops for knowledge workers up to light 3D users can work on an accelerated desktop. NVIDIA GRID users can take advantage of applications that run DirectX 9 or OpenGL 2.1.


With the VMware vSGA solution, Graphics APIs up to DirectX 9 and OpenGL 2.1 are hardware accelerated by the GPU

1 Hypervisor intercept model adds some latency

 

GRID-enabled Servers

 Cisco

Cisco UCS C240 M3

up to 2 GRID K1 or 2 GRID K2

 Dell

Dell PowerEdge R720

up to 2 GRID K1 or 2 GRID K2

 Hp

HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8

up to 1 GRID K1 or 1 GRID K2

HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8

up to 3 GRID K2

 IBM

IBM iDataPlex dx360 M4

up to 2 GRID K1 or 2 GRID K2

IBM Flex System

up to 1 GRID K1 or 1 GRID K2

 If you have additional questions about GRID, please contact NVIDIA

 

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