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Pros
  • + The GPU is designed for high performance graphical environments.
  • + 1st Hardware based virtualized GPU solution, using SR-IOV FLR (Function Level Reset) preventing rogue guest from crashing the entire system.
  • + Predictable performance
  • + Good performance in single user scenario, and multi-user XenApp scenario.
  • + Proven technology in consumer market.
Cons
  • - Solution (Hardware + Software) is perceived as expensive.
  • - Documentatio and information is dated.
  • - Slow adoption of (new) OEMs, Guest OS and Virtual Infrastructure platforms.
  • - No community and limited visibility in customer adoption.
  • - Limited use-case, good performance in single user scenario, Limited server/OEM support.
  • - Limited Virtual Client Computing support.
  • - No community, limited information.
  • - Dated APU (2015)
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Content
Content creator
This content is created by TeamRGE members: Patrick van den Born, Jits Langedijk and Ruben Spruijt
This content is created by TeamRGE members: Patrick van den Born, Jits Langedijk and Ruben Spruijt
This content is created by TeamRGE members: Patrick van den Born, Jits Langedijk and Ruben Spruijt
Vendor description
NVIDIA is an American technology company based in Santa Clara, California. It delivers the engines for todays Artificial Technology. NVIDIA designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for a variety of solutions, e.g. AI, Gaming, Cryptocurrency, and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. Since 2014 NVIDIA has shifted to become a platform company focused on five markets – AI, Gaming, Professional Visualization, Datacenters and Automotive. 
Product overview
All the features and functions are based on NVIDIA GRID 5.0. NVIDIA GRID extends the power of GPU technology to deliver virtual applications, desktops and workstations for every user.
The AMD FirePro family of hardware-virtualized GPUs with Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) technology delivers a simple, secure and cost effective solution for high performance virtual desktops and workstations.
Community Specialist
TeamRGE (Patrick, Jits, Ruben)
TeamRGE (Patrick, Jits, Ruben)
TeamRGE (Patrick, Jits, Ruben)
Support Status
Product is supported (Not End Of Life )
Long-term branch maintenance
Maturity
Introduction date
Proven Technology
Public enterprise references in Europe
Public enterprise references in US
Large community resource around GPU Virtualization - Datacenter
Solution Pricing
Hardware
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Software
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Support
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Education pricing
MSP pricing
Named User
Concurrent User
VM based
Host based
GPU board based
Free Trial software
Hardware
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Product Specification
GPU Model
GM204 - Maxwell
Tonga - GCN 3.0
GPUs per board
Transistors
Total board power (W)
GPU Clock - Base (MHz)
GPU Clock - Idle (MHz)
NVIDIA CUDA cores
4096 (2048 per GPU)
Max. users
PCI Express interface
PCI Express Gen3 x16 system interface. Lane and polarity reversal supported
PCI Express Gen3 x16 system interface
Board design
Power connectors
1 x CPU 8-pin auxiliary power connector, 1 x  2-pin power brake header
Thermal Solution
Active/Passive Cooling
Passive Cooling
Memory Specifications
Memory Clocks - Performance (MHz)
Memory Clocks - Idle (MHz)
Memory Size
16 GB (8 GB per GPU)
Memory I/O
Memory configuration
32 pcs 256M × 16 GDDR5 
Memory bandwidth
Thermal Specifications
GPU shutdown temperature (°C)
GPU slowdown temperature (°C)
Performance
Pixel Fill rate
33.6 (GPixels/s
Texture Fill rate
117.6 (GPixels/s
SPFP Performance
Performance per W
Encoders
H.264 - supported