Your Most Productive NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference Ever! 3 Things to Know Before You Go

Mar 31, 2016
Tony Paikeday


Tony Paikeday is a former senior product line marketing manager for VMware EUC, including VMware Horizon, as well as key enabling technologies including GPU virtualization and the software-defined data center.

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April 4th marks the beginning of another great week for GPU enthusiasts and experts. We’ll be congregating in San Jose, California, to learn about everything from artificial intelligence to self-driving cars and graphics workstations delivered in the cloud. If you want to maximize your time at GTC 2016, we’ve partnered with NVIDIA to capture your three “must-do” activities while at the conference.

Haven’t registered for GTC 2016 yet? Click here by April 2 to save up to $300 on registration.

nvidia vmware gtc 2016 11. Panel Session: IT Pros Who Already Did What You Want to Do

What’s better than having an implementer share their experiences and best practices for virtualizing graphics-intensive applications? Nothing! That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorites organizations who’ve been there, done that, including:

  • Honda
  • Bloomberg
  • Cannon Design
  • ESRI

Join experts from these companies, along with our own Pat Lee and Luke Wignall, for the panel session S6200 – Delivering 3D Workstations with VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID on Tuesday, April 5, at 5 p.m. You will hear from industry pros who actually implemented GRID solutions powering virtual desktops and apps.

These sessions and more are listed here and below.

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2. Kick the Tires & Talk to GPU Virtualization Experts

nvidia vmware gtc 2016 4Want to know how GRID works with Horizon 7? Have you heard about Blast Extreme and the enhanced performance achieved by using GRID in your host for offloading H.264 encoding? Tried a live GRID-powered virtual desktop in action, complete with apps like ESRI ArcGIS Pro, AutoCAD Revit, Office and more? If you answered “no” to any one of these, then you need to stop by VMware Booth #707.

We’ll have GPU virtualization experts on hand to answer all your questions, along with great info on Horizon 7, Blast Extreme and GRID. And maybe most importantly, we’ll let you try out your very own GRID-powered desktop, so you can see the performance boost of GPU virtualization first-hand.

3. Prizes! We’ll Make It Worth Your While

During the conference, tweet one “fun fact” you’ve learned about Horizon powered by NVIDIA GRID. Make sure to tag @VMwareHorizon, @NVIDIAGRID and #GTC16 alongside your insights, nvidia vmware gtc 2016 3and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. One winner will be chosen each day and announced via Twitter at the end of the conference day, with prizes awarded at VMware Booth #707.

Even after GTC, you can continue the conversation with peers and other experts by joining our NVIDIA VMware Community. This environment provides your one stop for all things GRID and desktop virtualization, including access to community forums, special webinars, guides, case studies and more. Join the community here.

So there you have it! Three great ways (well, actually, four) to help you connect, learn, discover and innovate. Don’t forget to follow @VMwareHorizon and @NVIDIAGRID, so you can stay connected prior, during and after the event. See you there!

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