VMworld 2011: VMware and NVIDIA to Deliver True, Virtual Workstation Experience

Oct 18, 2011


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By Warren Ponder, Director, Desktop Product Management, VMware

I am pleased to announce VMware and NVIDIA have entered into a strategic partnership to further advance the usage and benefits of remote graphics when combining VMware’s virtualization and End-User Computing platforms with NVIDIA’s Quadro Virtualization Platform.



We expect that several exciting solutions will result from this collaboration. Most notable, delivering hardware accelerated 3D graphics to a complete range of new use cases to VMware View and Project AppBlast.

Through this partnership VMware and NVIDIA are working together to integrate and further advance technologies from both companies that address the rich graphics and 3D requirements not only for just typical task workers, but also the most demanding requirements of high-end workstation class users.  We are talking about users with the most demanding 3D needs. 

This collaboration further expands the uniquely differentiated, non-hardware accelerated 3D graphics support, for basic 3D workloads, available only from VMware vSphere and VMware View for virtual desktop. Working with NVIDIA to bring the most powerful hardware-accelerated graphics to our platforms allows us to deliver the most robust and complete graphics capacities of any virtual desktop platform. 

View4-Interior-LAs a result of our joint work with NVIDIA, our joint customers will benefit from knowing they will be able to address even the most demanding desktop and workstation use cases across their organization.  All by leveraging VMware’s leading virtualization platform and NVIDIA leading graphics technologies together.

At VMworld 2011 Europe we are showcasing a technology preview targeting workstation class workloads typically common with Engineers, Designers, Artists and Scientists.  Some of the components that will make up future end-to-end solutions included:

VMware View with PCoIP and integrated NVIDIA Monterey Technology

  • Delivers high performance remote graphics with local look and feel

VMware vSphere with NVIDIA Multi-OS technology

  • Enables high-performance graphics with virtual machines

NVIDIA Quadro Graphics

  • Brings NVIDIA® Quadro® and Tesla M2070Q performance to the data center

VMware Ready Solutions

  • Validated, tested and proven end-to-end, workstation class solutions with our VMware Ready Partners 

This is another example of how VMware brings together an ecosystem of partners to deliver tested and proven solutions for our customers.  By providing tested and validated solution though our ecosystem of partners, customers have the assurance their most demanding rich graphics capacities can be met with the same level of performance they are familiar with today. 

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