Nvidia GridNvidia this week as part of technology conference GPU Technology Conference presented its new server product called Nvidia Grid Visual Computing Appliance or just VCA.

The new development is a business-oriented sibling previously shown the game server Nvidia Grid, presented in January at CES 2013.

The new solution is a 4U server based on Intel Xeon processors and dedicated graphics card Nvidia Grid. The main task of VCA – using the power of graphics chips for system-wide settlement. VCA is capable of 64-bit mode, use virtual machines running Windows, but unlike ordinary virtual machines, here the emphasis is on the graphics chips that can simultaneously counting a hundred streams. Potentially, VCA is a farm high end graphics professionals.

As described in the Nvidia, VCA is available in two versions: a single-processor Intel Xeon E5-2670, 192 GB of memory, eight graphics GPU, which are divided among the four cards and supports simultaneous operation of eight users. The second version of VCA has twice the performance, supporting up to 16 simultaneous users. Continue reading