NVIDIA's Kepler™-based GRID K1 and K2 boards are specifically designed to enable rich graphics in virtualized environments.
GRID boards feature the NVIDIA Kepler architecture that, for the first time, allows hardware virtualization of the GPU. This means multiple users can share a single GPU, improving user density while providing true PC performance and compatibility.
Low-Latency Remote Display
NVIDIA's patented low-latency remote display technology greatly improves the user experience by reducing the lag that users feel when interacting with their virtual machine. With this technology, the virtual desktop screen is pushed directly to the remoting protocol.
The Kepler GPU includes a high-performance H.264 encoding engine capable of encoding simultaneous streams with superior quality. This provides a giant leap forward in cloud server efficiency by offloading the CPU from encoding functions and allowing the encode function to scale with the number of GPUs in a server.
Maximum User Density
NVIDIA GRID boards have an optimized multi-GPU design that helps to maximize user density. GRID K1 boards, which include four Kepler-based GPUs and 16GB of memory, are designed to host the maximum number of concurrent users. GRID K2 boards, which include two higher end Kepler GPUs and 8GB of memory, deliver maximum density for users of graphics-intensive applications.
GRID GPUs are designed to provide data center-class power efficiency, including the revolutionary new streaming multiprocessor, called "SMX". The result is an innovative, proven solution that delivers revolutionary performance per-watt for the enterprise data center.
GRID boards are designed, built, and tested by NVIDIA for 24/7 operation. Working closely with leading server vendors such as Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, and SuperMicro ensures GRID cards perform optimally and reliably for the life of the system.
Widest Range of Virtualization Solutions
GRID boards enable GPU-capable virtualization solutions from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware, delivering the flexibility to choose from a wide range of proven solutions.
|Number of GPUs
||4 x entry Kepler GPUs
||2 x high-end Kepler GPUs
|Total NVIDIA CUDA cores
|Total memory size
||16 GB DDR3
||8 GB GDDR5
||Gen3 (Gen2 compatible)
||Gen3 (Gen2 compatible)
1 Available for Citrix Xenserver
2 Consult your software provider to see if this is supported
3 - vGPU is only supported on compatible versions of Citrix XenServer. Consult Citrix for compatibility.
4 - Only compatible with VMware vSphere Hypervisor. Consult VMware for compatibility.