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GPUs Can Go Virtual

If desktops can be virtualized, why can’t GPUs? According to Nvidia, they can.

The chip giant said that its new VGX platform enables IT teams to deploy virtualized desktops with the compute and graphics performance identical to that of an actual GPU-accelerated PC or workstation. VGX even enables the virtualization of compute-intensive 3-D design and simulation applications on smaller devices such as tablets, allowing users to view them on-the-go rather than stay glued to a clunky workstation.

IT also can use the VGX platform on corporate networks to deliver virtual desktops to employee-owned devices as the BYOD trend heats up.