NVIDIA is unleashing the full graphics potential of enterprise desktop
virtualization with the availability of NVIDIA GRID vGPU integrated into Citrix XenDesktop 7.
The NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology addresses a challenge that has grown in
recent years with the rise of employees using their own notebooks and
portable devices for work. These workers have increasingly relied on
desktop virtualization technologies for anytime access to computing
resources, but until now this was generally used for the more standard
enterprise applications. Performance and compatibility constraints had
made it difficult for applications such as building information
management (BIM), product-lifecycle management (PLM) and video-photo
The situation began to improve a year ago with the introduction of the
non-virtualized GPU in Citrix XenServer. But efficiency gains were
limited because each user still required a dedicated GPU.
With the introduction of new HDX GPU sharing and deep compression
techniques in XenDesktop 7, NVIDIA and Citrix are offering their
customers the advantage of the hosted-shared form of desktop
virtualization to deliver graphics-intensive applications. Using the
Microsoft Windows Server RDSH and XenDesktop 7 platform can enable the
sharing of GPUs across multiple user sessions.
Furthermore, the combination of Citrix XenServer and NVIDIA GRID vGPU
technology allows for efficient sharing of GPUs across multiple virtual
Citrix CEO and President Mark Templeton introduced XenDesktop 7 with
NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology today in his opening keynote address at the
Citrix Synergy 2013 user conference.
"With NVIDIA GRID vGPU, even the most intensive graphics applications can
be delivered by XenDesktop 7," said Bob Schultz, vice president and
general manager, Desktops and Applications Group at Citrix. "Now
businesses can provide their users with the performance that they expect
and need for engineering, design and video applications, while centrally
securing and managing valuable intellectual property and sensitive
M7 Global Partners, a consortium of the top nine Citrix platinum-level IT
providers in the U.S., announced its support for NVIDIA GRID vGPU