Virtual Graphics Processing Unit, or NVIDIA vGPU™, is cutting-edge technology developed by NVIDIA that enables hardware sharing of graphics processing for virtual desktops. This solution provides a sort of hybrid shared mode, where the GPU is virtualized but the virtual machines still run the native NVIDIA video drivers for better performance, and access to a lot more graphics application thanks to OpenGL support. When utilizing vGPU, the graphics commands from virtual machines are passed directly to the GPU without any hypervisor translation. All this is done without sacrificing server performance and so is truly cutting edge.
The Dell PowerEdge R720, which is the recommended server in the Dell DVS reference architecture, can accommodate two graphic cards like the NVIDIA GRID™ K1 or K2 cards. The combination of Dell servers, Citrix vGPU technology and NVIDIA GRID cards enable high-end graphics users to experience high fidelity graphics quality and performance, for their favorite applications at a reasonable cost.
Current Dell DVS (Desktop Virtualization Solutions) offer pass-through (vDGA) and shared (vSGA) graphics solutions with Citrix XenDesktop and VMware ESX Hypervisor. Dell DVS Engineering has tested these technologies on the PowerEdge R720 server platform and the following density numbers were observed with PVS:
|Local/ Shared Tier 1 Rack Densities|
|Mode||NVIDIA K1 ( x2)||NVIDIA K2 ( x2)|
Article ID: SLN310313
Last Date Modified: 08/14/2018 03:34 AM
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