BECOME A PARTNER

The NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN) gives potential partners the opportunity to select the membership that's best for their business and chosen competencies. Regardless of the level of commitment or plans for growth your company chooses, you'll find unique benefits and requirements to help drive your sales.

PARTNER TYPES

ENTERPRISE

CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDER

Partners who provide and/or resell hosted software services to end-user customers leveraging NVIDIA GPU cloud accelerated solutions for DaaS, SaaS, and IaaS.

DISTRIBUTOR

Partners who offer a broad range of services, tools, and support to partners in the NPN and serve as an extension of NVIDIA.

INCEPTION PARTNER 

Startups who use NVIDIA technologies to build solutions and services with deep learning and data science.

OEM 

Industry-leading hardware OEMs who optimize their systems by designing, developing, and manufacturing hardware systems using NVIDIA GPU computing products. Brochure

SERVICE DELIVERY PARTNER: EDUCATION SERVICES

Partners who have an existing Education Services organization that would like to either formalize or expand their training and certification offerings. Our partners play a critical role in our go-to-market strategy and this program is designed to help with your success and growth in this exciting marketplace.

SERVICE DELIVERY PARTNER: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Partners who have an existing Professional Services organization that would like to either formalize or expand their usage of NVIDIA-based solutions, platforms and NVIDIA technologies. The program offers our partners access to the Deep Learning and AI areas of NVIDIA products and solutions.

SOLUTION ADVISOR

Partners whose primary business model is to influence the sale of NVIDIA products, NVIDIA-based solutions and NVIDIA technologies.

SOLUTION INTEGRATION PARTNER

Partners whose primary business model includes the utilization of NVIDIA products, NVIDIA-based solutions, and NVIDIA technologies in platforms that they manufacture and/or purchase from an NVIDIA approved partner and assemble into platforms that they resell under their own brand name. Brochure

SOLUTION PROVIDER (VAR)

VAR Partners who add value by combining their technology expertise and services to design, resell, and implement NVIDIA GPU computing solutions that meet the business and technical needs of customers. For more information view the Brochure and Benefits and Requirements.

CONSUMER

AUTHORIZED BOARD PARTNER

Partners who use NVIDIA® GeForce® technology and reference designs to build graphics cards for customers.

ETAILER 

Partners who provide online sales access and carry inventory of NVIDIA product for fast delivery to customers.

RETAILER 

Partners with brick-and-mortar presence who carry on-premise inventory of NVIDIA products for customers.

SYSTEM BUILDER 

Partners who buy NVIDIA technology and design and build custom systems for customers.

COMPETENCIES

The program offers several Competencies to differentiate your expertise to customers and maximize the benefits of the NVIDIA Partner Network. Regardless of your company's size, business model, or market focus, alignment with NPN's Product Competencies helps you distinguish and deliver NVIDIA GPU computing solutions in the marketplace.

Deep Learning

DGX

The ability to use the power of GPUs to enable computers to learn from data and write software to solve some of the most complex problems in computer science.  Whether your customers are focused on training or inference, this Product Competency authorizes you to deliver superior solutions. 

HPC

Tesla

High Performance Computing (HPC) data centers are key to solving some of the world’s most important scientific and engineering challenges.  The Tesla Competency focuses on leveraging GPU-accelerated computing to deliver scientific breakthroughs and game-changing innovations for Higher Education, Government, and Industrial market segments.

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Virtual GPU (vGPU)

Virtual GPU services markets that capitalize on graphics in the cloud.  With vGPU Competency, you will focus on the markets that are benefiting from graphics-accelerated desktop and application virtualization.

Pro Visualization

Quadro

Quadro is the world’s preeminent visual computing platform for professional graphics, rendering, and scalable visual solutions.  Whether your company focuses on design and manufacturing, media and entertainment, science and medical imaging, energy exploration, or another market, the Quadro Competency enables you to deliver the best visual computing solutions to your end customers.

Gaming

Gaming

Gaming is all about delivering a visually stunning and immersive experience to the gamer, anywhere they want to game. This Competency is for partners who deliver products, systems, services, or DIY parts to gamers and includes the  NVIDIA GeForce and SHIELD™ products.

PARTNER LEVELS

Community

When you initially join the NVIDIA Partner Network, you're not required to select a specific partner program or competency. You can join at the Community level, which allows you to learn about the different NPN programs we offer, determine what program is right for your business model, and start taking no-fee online training courses to acquire necessary sales and technical skills.

Preferred

The Preferred partner invests in a deeper relationship with NVIDIA. These partners reach training, revenue, and other goals and are rewarded with special benefits.

Elite

Elite partners are our highest level of partnership reserved for those partners who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to visual computing.

PARTNER PROGRAMS WITH NVIDIA