Top Enterprise Technology Companies Embrace NVIDIA GRID

Top Enterprise Technology Companies Embrace NVIDIA GRID 
Citrix, Microsoft, VMware Offer GRID-Enabled Solutions; Dell, HP, IBM
Offer GRID-Based Servers 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --  NVIDIA today announced
that enterprises can for the first time seamlessly deliver
GPU-accelerated virtual desktops and professional-graphics
applications from the cloud to any device, anytime, anywhere. 
By using NVIDIA GRID(TM) technology, businesses are able to realize
the benefits of virtualization -- security, manageability and
flexibility -- while delivering the full PC experience that users
expect. 
Dell, HP and IBM are offering NVIDIA GRID-based servers. Citrix,
Microsoft and VMware are offering NVIDIA GRID-enabled software.  
"IT departments face a growing challenge: employees increasingly
bring their own devices to work, and expect mobility and a great
experience," said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive
officer, NVIDIA. "Virtualization enables them to provide secure,
consistent access to company resources, but at the expense of
performance and features. GRID eliminates this compromise." 
At the heart of NVIDIA GRID enterprise solutions are NVIDIA GRID VGX
software -- a complete stack of GPU virtualization, remoting and
management libraries -- and NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2 boards, which are
purpose-built for demanding server environments. 
NVIDIA VGX(TM) software unlocks the virtualization and remoting
capabilities of NVIDIA GRID GPUs and is licensed by Citrix for use in
XenDesktop(R), XenApp(R) and XenServer(R); VMware for use in
vSphere(R) and Horizon View(TM); and Microsoft for use in RemoteFX. 
NVIDIA GRID K1 boards, which include four NVIDIA Kepler(TM)
architecture-based GPUs and 16GB of memory, are designed to host the
maximum number of concurrent users. NVIDIA GRID K2 boards, which
include two higher end Kepler GPUs and 8GB of memory, are designed to
serve the specific needs of users of graphics-intensive applications. 
Dell, HP and IBM announced servers with the NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2
boards, including: 


 
--  Dell PowerEdge R720
--  HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8 and HP ProLiant SL250 Gen8
--  IBM iDataPlex dx360 M4

  
To meet growing customer demand for certified applications, NVIDIA has
launched a certification program and testing center where leading
OEMs and ISV partners can validate and certify solutions. To
accelerate deployment-ready validated designs, NVIDIA and Citrix are
working together to establish an NVIDIA and Citrix Ready(R)
verification program offering fast track validation to OEMs and ISVs
on NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2 cards and Citrix XenDesktop solutions.  
Leading Virtualization Companies Support NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2 
"Enterprises want to take advantage of the growing trends towards
globalization and mobility by virtualizing desktops and applications
so users can work from anywhere, anytime on any device -- while
enabling the company to secure its core IP," said Bob Schultz, group
vice president and general manager, Desktops and Apps at Citrix. "By
leveraging NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2, combined with Citrix XenDesktop and
Citrix XenApp with HDX technology, enterprises can deliver the most
graphics-intensive applications to users who require rich,
interactive experiences from any device." 
"Windows Server 2012 introduced groundbreaking new technologies
including Microsoft RemoteFX, which delivers a new level of rich
graphics experiences to VDI users," said Klaas Langhout, principal
program manager of Server and Tools at Microsoft. "RemoteFX and PC
graphics powered by NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2 boards help enterprises
serve media-rich and 3D applications on users' virtual desktops. This
helps VDI users achieve interactive performance that rivals what they
experience locally." 
"One of the major advancements in the recent release of VMware
Horizon View 5.2 is the addition of graphics acceleration for virtual
desktop users," said Phil Montgomery, senior director of End User
Computing at VMware. "By combining NVIDIA GRID-powered servers with
VMware Horizon View, we can now deliver the rich and secure
experience of Horizon View to users who require a more intensive
graphics experience, such as diagnostic medical imaging and design.
Graphically intense applications can be securely delivered from
anywhere on any type of device, including mobile, from a controlled
data center without sacrificing user experience." 
Leading OEMs Support NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2
 "Enabling customers to
virtualize their multiple workloads is a challenge Dell is committed
to, and the NVIDIA GRID technology enables our solutions to be more
powerful for design and graphics-intensive applications," said Sally
Stevens, vice president of Dell PowerEdge marketing. "Starting with
the PowerEdge R720 server this month, and later including Dell
Precision workstations and end-to-end Dell Desktop Virtualization
Solutions (DVS) Enterprise stacks, Dell will offer a range of robust
graphics-virtualized solutions, enabling new customer mobility and
data security opportunities that accommodate a wide range of graphics
performance requirements." 
"Customers in industries like manufacturing, engineering, and oil and
gas are looking to adopt a virtualized client platform with 3D
graphics to lower per seat costs and grow their business," said Chuck
Smith, vice president of Blades to Cloud, Industry Standard Servers
and Software at HP. "With NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2, powered by the HP
ProLiant WS460c Generation 8 Server Blade, these organizations can
leverage a bladed infrastructure that can support virtualized client
solutions with high-density graphics." 
About NVIDIA GRID 
 The NVIDIA GRID portfolio -- comprised of
hardware, software and appliances -- delivers GPU acceleration from
data centers to any user. It includes NVIDIA GRID enterprise
solutions; the NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) for small
and medium-size businesses; and the NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming Platform
for gaming-as-a-service companies. 
About NVIDIA
 Since 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has pioneered the art
and science of visual computing. The company's technologies are
transforming a world of displays into a world of interactive
discovery -- for everyone from gamers to scientists, and consumers to
enterprise customers. More information at
http://nvidianews.nvidia.com and http://blogs.nvidia.com. 
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited
to, statements as to: the impact and benefits of NVIDIA GRID; and the
effects of the company's patents on modern computing are
forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different
than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results
to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our
reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test
our products; the impact of technological development and
competition; development of new products and technologies or
enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market
acceptance of our products or our partners' products; design,
manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or
demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected
loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated
into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in
the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
or SEC, including its Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended January
27, 2013. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the
company's website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These
forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance
and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law,
NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking
statements to reflect future events or circumstances. 
Copyright 2013 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the
NVIDIA logo, NVIDIA GRID, Kepler and NVIDIA VGX are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other
countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the
respective companies with which they are associated. Features,
pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change
without notice. 
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