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NVIDIA GRID GPUs and Drivers are ISV Tested and Supported

The NVIDIA GRID certification process ensures that NVIDIA GRID™ graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA drivers are certified by industry-leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment. This certification process validates that users get the same graphics performance and experience in a virtualized environment as they would expect from their PC or workstation.

NVIDIA’s GRID certified drivers are based on the same driver branch as Quadro, which has over a decade of testing for professional environments with over 100 ISV certifications across all industries. You can then deploy this reliable driver in your virtualized environment on mature hypervisor stacks from our partners.

Partner Certification and Validation for NVIDIA GRID Boards

The following is the external certification and validation process that NVIDIA GRID boards go through with our partners:

  • The OEMs certify their servers with NVIDIA GRID boards.
    List of GRID Certified Servers.
  • The OEM submits the server (complete with GRID boards) for hypervisor qualification and compatibility tests. The server and GRID boards are certified by Citrix and VMware separately.
    Citrix GPU Hardware Compatibility List
    VMware Compatibility Guide
  • NVIDIA installs the supported server in the compatibility center.
  • NVIDIA offers that stack plus the GRID driver to the ISVs for application testing.

NVIDIA GRID Compatibility Center for Strategic Software Partners

The GRID Certification Center provides the complete environment for ISV’s to test applications remotely through leading virtualization infrastructures.

  • OEM servers in the Center include Cisco, Dell, HP and SuperMicro
  • Hypervisors loaded on the servers include VMware and Citrix

ISVs remotely log into NVIDIA’s Certification Center to test NVIDIA’s driver with their application and have complete access to the following two deployment models.

  • NVIDIA GPU Pass-through technology: Each virtual machine has a dedicated GPU
  • NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™: Multiple virtual machines share a GPU. Today ISV’s can test Citrix XenServer with vGPU.

 

ISV Tested and Supported GRID Drivers for Dedicated GPU

ISV Application
Adobe Photoshop
Analytic Graphics Satellite Toolkit (STK)
Ansys Workbench & Simulation*
Applied Imagery QT Modler
Ascon KOMPAS-3D V15
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013
Inventor 2013
Revit 2013
AutoCAD 2014
Inventor 2014
Revit 2014 & 2015
Bunkspeed Bunkspeed SHOT 2014
Bunkspeed PRO 2014
Bunkspeed DRIVE 2014
Chaos V-ray
Ensight Ensight
ESRI ArcGIS 10.2*
ArcGIS Pro*
Graphisoft ArchiCAD
IHS Kingdom Suite*
Intergraph SmartPlant 3D*
Nanosoft nanoCAD 6 x64
nanoCAD 6 x32
nanoCAD 5.1 free
Paradigm
VoxelGeo*
SKUA*
PTC PTC Creo 2.0 (On IBM iDataPlex)*
PTC Creo 2.0 (On Dell R7610)*
PTC Creo 2.0 (On HP DL380z)*
Siemens PLM Siemens NX 8.5 & 9.0*
TeamCenter Vis 9*
SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS 2015*
Synerscope Synerscope
TerraSpark Insight Earth
TopSystems T-FLEX CAD 14*
 

ISV Tested and Supported GRID Drivers for Virtual GPU

ISV Application
Adobe Photoshop
Ascon KOMPAS-3D V15
ESRI ArcGIS 10.2*
ArcGIS Pro*
Intergraph SmartPlant 3D*
Nanosoft nanoCAD 6 x64
nanoCAD 6 x32
nanoCAD 5.1 free
Siemens PLM Siemens NX 8.5 & 9.0*
TeamCenter Vis 9*
SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS 2015*
TopSystems T-FLEX CAD 14*
 

* ISV Certified

 

Please contact the ISV directly if you would like more information on their virtualisation strategy and driver download version.