NVIDIA Unveils Industry's First Visual Computing Appliance
NVIDIA GRID VCA Delivers Remote GPU Acceleration and Turnkey
Simplicity for Small and Medium-Size Businesses
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 -- GTC 2013 -- NVIDIA
today introduced the industry's first visual computing appliance --
enabling businesses to deliver ultra-fast GPU performance to any
Windows, Linux or Mac client on their network.
The NVIDIA GRID(TM) Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) is a powerful
GPU-based system that runs complex applications such as those from
Adobe Systems Incorporated, Autodesk and Dassault Systemes, and sends
their graphics output over the network to be displayed on a client
computer. This remote GPU acceleration gives users the same rich
graphics experience they would get from an expensive, dedicated PC
under their desk.
NVIDIA GRID VCA provides enormous flexibility to small and
medium-size businesses with limited IT infrastructures. Their
employees can, through the simple click of an icon, create a virtual
machine called a workspace. These workspaces -- which are,
effectively, dedicated, high-performance GPU-based systems -- can be
added, deleted or reallocated as needed.
"NVIDIA GRID VCA is the first product to provide businesses with
convenient, on-demand visual computing," said Jen-Hsun Huang,
co-founder and chief executive officer, NVIDIA. "Design firms, film
studios and other businesses can now give their creative teams access
to graphics-intensive applications with uncompromised performance,
flexibility and simplicity."
NVIDIA GRID VCA is an easy-to-install, easy-to-manage 4U appliance.
Its 16 NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA GRID VGX software provide NVIDIA(R)
Quadro(R)-class graphics performance for up to 16 concurrent users,
with low latency, high resolution and maximum interactivity for
unparalleled quality of service.
Industry Support for NVIDIA GRID VCA
"We've had enormous success
using remote GPU acceleration on our content-creation applications,"
said James Fox, chief executive officer at Dawnrunner, a San
Francisco-based film production company. "Thanks to NVIDIA GRID VCA,
we don't spend weeks configuring workstations and transcoding files
and projects. Instead, we have more time to deliver a higher quality
ct for our customers. And we can take on new projects with
"Performance is important for creative professionals, and our
long-standing relationship with NVIDIA has assured they are able to
work with images and videos in a much faster, smoother, more engaging
way," said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer,
Adobe. "NVIDIA and Adobe have a shared goal of providing our
customers with the latest technology advancements with flexible
deployment options so they can focus on their jobs and have more time
to be creative. The innovative advancements in virtualization
introduced today with the NVIDIA GRID is an exciting new direction
that underscores that commitment."
"NVIDIA GRID VCA enhances the design experience for SolidWorks users
from any PC or Mac," said Bertrand Sicot, chief executive officer,
SolidWorks, Dassault Systemes. "With centralized access to fast GPUs,
designers can more quickly and easily deliver high-quality 3D
"NVIDIA GRID VCA will provide tremendous functionality and
performance for our small business customers," said Carl Bass,
president and chief executive officer, Autodesk. "It delivers easy,
high performance GPU access to our applications for the highest
quality design and visualization experience."
Pricing and Availability
Available in the United States in May from
authorized value-added resellers, NVIDIA GRID VCA is offered in 8 GPU
or 16 GPU configurations, with pricing starting at $24,900, plus an
annual software license of $2,400. More information is available at
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.
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, benefits, pricing and availability
of NVIDIA GRID VCA; 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 and Quadro 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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