VMware Delivers ‘Rich, Virtual Graphics’ With NVIDIA’s GRID Rendering Tech
We’ve seen NVIDIA demo this technology before, and although it can certainly be used for cloud gaming, GRID offers a server package that can substitute for desktop-side workstation-level graphics.
NVIDIA GRID demo
“NVIDIA GRID GPU Pass-Through technology makes this possible by allowing a virtual machine running VMware View 5.3 on top of the VMware ESX hypervisor to talk directly to a dedicated GRID GPU,” wrote NVIDIA’s Justin Boitano in a blog post.
GRID is intriguing because of its ability to centralize graphics firepower; whether you’re working on an engineering project or streaming to a smart TV or tablet, the heavy graphical lifting is done elsewhere.