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NVIDIA GRID. Graphics-Accelerated Virtualization

NVIDIA GRID Technology

NVIDIA GRID™ is a virtualization solution built on over 20 years of software and hardware innovations in the accelerated graphics field that deliver a rich graphics experience to users running virtual desktops or applications.

GRID GPUS

NVIDIA's Kepler™-based GRID K1 and K2 boards are specifically designed to enable rich graphics in virtualized environments.

Maximum User Density

GRID boards have an optimized multi-GPU design that helps to maximize user density. The GRID K1 board features 4 GPUs and 16 GB of graphics memory. Combined with NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ technology, the GRID K1 supports up to 32 users on a single board.

Power Efficiency

GRID boards 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.

24/7 Reliability

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.


 
GRID K1
GRID K2
Number of GPUs
4 x entry Kepler GPUs
2 x high-end Kepler GPUs
Total NVIDIA CUDA cores
768
3072
Total memory size
16 GB DDR3
8 GB GDDR5
Max power
130 W
225 W
Board width
Dual slot
Dual slot
Display IO
None
None
Aux power
6-pin connector
8-pin connector
PCIe
x16
x16
PCIe generation
Gen3 (Gen2 compatible)
Gen3 (Gen2 compatible)

NVIDIA GRID-Accelerated Remoting

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 encoded and pushed directly to the remoting protocol.

Built into every Kepler GPU is 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.

The GRID Accelerated Remoting technology is available in industry leading remote display protocols, such as Citrix HDX 3D Pro, VMware Horizon View and NICE DCV.


GRID Virtualization

Widest Range of Virtualization Solutions

GRID cards enable GPU-capable virtualization solutions from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware, delivering the flexibility to choose from a wide range of proven solutions. GRID GPUs can be dedicated to a single high-end user or shared among multiple users.


NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™

GRID boards feature NVIDIA Kepler-based GPUs that, for the first time, allow hardware virtualization of the GPU. This means multiple users can share a single GPU, improving user density while providing true PC performance and application compatibility. For more information about GRID vGPU visit here.