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NVIDIA SLI Multi-Os Empowers World’s First Virtualised Graphics Workstation

 
 

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NVIDIA SLI Multi-Os Empowers World’s First Virtualised Graphics Workstation

Enables Virtualisation of Multiple NVIDIA Quadro GPUs from a Single Workstation; Maximises Productivity and Cost Savings

SANTA CLARA, CA — MARCH 30, 2009 – NVIDIA, the inventor of the GPU, today introduced NVIDIA® SLI® Multi-OS, a ground-breaking technology that allows users and visualisation applications, for the first time, to take full advantage of multiple NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs from a single graphics workstation in a virtualised environment.

This new technology delivers a faster, more efficient workflow to maximise productivity and lower the total cost of ownership for professionals in markets such as digital content creation, sciences, manufacturing, and oil and gas.

“In today’s economy, organisations are turning to virtualisation to increase productivity and maximise cost savings,” says Jeff Brown, general manager of professional solutions at NVIDIA. “Now professionals working with visualisation applications can benefit from virtualisation.”

Built into the new Quadro FX 3800, Quadro FX 4800, and Quadro FX 5800, SLI Multi-OS allows users to tap into the advanced visualisation and compute capabilities of the Quadro GPUs to experience full graphics performance within a virtualised system. SLI Multi-OS works in association with Parallels Workstation Extreme virtualisation software and Intel’s VT-d technology, assigning both the host and guest virtual machine its own dedicated GPU. Available in the new HP Z800 workstation, the combination of these innovative technologies delivers application performance nearly identical to systems configured with a dedicated operating system and GPU.

“Working with NVIDIA to bring a new graphics virtualisation usage model to life has required a deep commitment by both companies,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels, a leader in virtualisation and automation software “By combining the existing Parallels FastLane architecture with NVIDIA’s new SLI Multi-OS capability, even the most demanding professionals can now experience the advanced features and performance benefits of NVIDIA’s Quadro GPUs in a virtualised environment. This is a first for the industry and the business benefits will drive greater engineering innovation and productivity.”

“SLI Multi-OS is the first technology to provide users working with multiple graphics-intense applications optimal visual quality and GPU performance from a single workstation within a flexible and virtualised environment,” says Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, HP Workstations. “By offering this technology in our new HP Z800 workstations, we are giving our visualisation customers the productivity and cost benefits of a virtualised workflow.”

The SLI Multi-OS capability is available now on the new NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800, Quadro FX 4800, and Quadro FX 5800 graphics solutions and supports selected combinations of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux operating systems. Current certified workstations include the new HP Z800. For more information on SLI Multi-OS, please visit: www.nvidia.co.in/object/sli_multi_os_in.html.

For more information on NVIDIA Quadro solutions, please visit: www.nvidia.co.in/quadro.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce graphics products, the professional design and visualisation market with its Quadro® graphics products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ computing solutions products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.co.in.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, impact, and capabilities of NVIDIA Quadro professional solutions, CUDA and SLI are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: development of more efficient or faster technology; adoption of the CPU for parallel processing; design, manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different standards or our competitor's products; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended January 25, 2009. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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