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Professional Performance, No Compromise: HCL Takes NVIDIA QUADRO To The Masses


Luciano Alibrandi
Director of Product PR - EMEAI

Professional Performance, No Compromise: HCL Takes NVIDIA QUADRO To The Masses

Three new NVIDIA® Quadro™ FX470-based solutions from HCL deliver unprecedented performance at an outstanding price for visual computing professionals

NEW DELHI — MARCH 24, 2009 — NVIDIA, the inventor of the graphics processing unit (GPU), together with HCL Infosystems has announced a new solutions aimed at the computer aided design (CAD) and digital content creation (DCC) markets. Based on the NVIDIA QUADRO FX470 GPU, HCL Infosystems Limited launched its new workstation ‘HCL Net Graph 108’& ‘HCL Infiniti Challenger 5150’.

Fully featured for mainstream Digital Content Creation (DCC) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) users, the NVIDIA Quadro FX470 includes:

  • Industry’s first unified GPU architecture designed to dynamically allocate geometry, shading and pixel processing power to deliver unmatched price/performance for OpenGL and Microsoft DirectX 10 professional applications
  • Shader Model 4.0 support enabling breakthrough ultra-realistic, real-time visualisation applications
  • Extensive qualification and certification in key applications, including AutoCAD, Adobe, 3dsmax, Inventor, Bentley, Solidworks and more, to maximise system uptime and productivity
  • Revolutionary CUDA parallel computing processor for high performance visualisation
  • Scalability and flexibility for multi-monitor support

George Paul, Executive Vice president, HCL Infosystems Ltd said: “With an integrated NVIDIA Quadro core, the new workstation dynamically applies processing power, delivering an incredible breakthrough in workstation performance. The Quadro core strikes a perfect balance, making it possible to create solutions which deliver the features and performance that Media, Gaming and Animation enthusiasts demand from their workstations.”

Nishant Goyal, NVIDIA Sales Manager South East Asia, added: “With this technology, graphics professionals need no longer settle for an underpowered desktop PC to drive demanding applications. Priced like ordinary desktop PCs yet with the performance of a workstation, ‘HCL Net Graph 108’ & ‘HCL Infiniti Challenger 5150’ workstations will allow users to enjoy the power, reliability and productivity enhancements of NVIDIA Quadro without blowing their budgets. HCL is leading the way in embracing this innovation and becoming the first to bring Quadro FX470-based systems to the Indian market.”

The new HCL workstations will be available through HCL’s wide network across 4000 towns in India. The shipment of this new range of desktops will start by April 09. For more information, please visit // or

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

About HCL Infosystems Ltd.
HCL Infosystems Ltd, with revenue (LTM) of US $ 2.8 billion (Rs. 12,439 crores) is India's premier information enabling and ICT System Integration company offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL is a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization.

India's leading System Integration and Infrastructure Management Services Organization, HCL has specialized expertise across verticals including BFSI, Telecom, E-Governance & Power. HCLs offerings for banks cover Core Banking, Core Insurance, Financial Inclusion, MIS, BI, HRMS, CRM, Treasury, Cheque Truncation, Financial Switch, ATMs, Payment systems, Risk Management, Local Language support for applications, etc.
HCL has India's largest distribution and retail network, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia, Toshiba, and many more.

HCL today has India's largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facility with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience & HCL desktops is the largest selling brand into the enterprise space.
With India’s largest ICT services network that reaches to every corner of India, HCL’s award winning Support Services makes it the preferred choice of enterprise and consumers alike.
HCL Infosystems has a 100% subsidiary that addresses the physical security technology system integration market. The subsidiary leverages technology to build a security framework called ‘Safe State’ that will safe guard life, infrastructure & society. For more information please visit us at

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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, impact, and capabilities of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs and NVIDIA CUDA technology 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-Q for the fiscal period ended October 26, 2008. 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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