DEDICATED GPU TECHNOLOGY FOR
NVIDIA GRID™ software brings the full benefit of NVIDIA hardware-accelerated graphics to virtualized solutions. Dedicated GPU, also known as GPU pass-through, utilizes this technology and provides a virtual machine access to a dedicated GPU and enables exceptional graphics performance to a virtual desktop equivalent to a local workstation.
NVIDIA GPU PASS-THROUGH TECHNOlOGY
NVIDIA GPU pass-through technology lets you create a virtual workstation that gives users all the benefits of a dedicated graphics processor at their desk. By directly connecting a dedicated GPU to a virtual machine through the hypervisor, you can now allocate the full GPU and graphics memory capability to a single virtual machine without any resource compromise.
The use of the proven NVIDIA Graphics Driver in the virtual machine ensures 100% application compatibility with traditional non-virtualized workstation environments and the availability of the most recent NVIDIA supported OpenGL 4.4, DirectX 11 and CUDA® 6.0 versions.
For a list of certified applications, download NVIDIA GRID Remote Workstation Certifications (PDF 368 KB).
VIRTUALIZATION PARTNER SOLUTIONS
NVIDIA GPU pass-through technology is used today in various virtualization partner solutions such as:
GPU pass-through requires special hypervisor enablement which is available in VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) and Citrix XenServer.