Rachel Berry

  1. Are you a CAD/CAM/AEC engineer or developer looking to try Citrix-NVIDIA GPU sharing and remote modelling with no hardware? Engineers sought for beta trial, datacenter in UK.

    OpenBoundaries is a UK based consultancy, founded by real CAD engineers looking to exploit cost-effective remote delivery of CAD, CAE and AEC applications. They have been running a number of trials of Citrix and NVIDIA GRID GPU technologies over the last year and are soon to be opening a new proof of concept and are looking for real CAD engineers and developers to try it ...

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  2. Citrix XenDesktop and vGPU – Some customer benchmarks of NVIDIA’s GRID K120Q vs. K140Q on Unigine “Heaven”

    Citrix and NVIDIA recently introduced two new vGPU types, the K120Q and K220Q already pro-active users have started trialling them. The entry level vGPU for scalability is the K100, however this primarily designed for uses like WebGL and Windows Aero with a 256Mb frame buffer and can show odd artifacts on a benchmark like Unigine Heaven that needs 512Mb of frame buffer. 512Mb of framebuffer ...

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  3. Actively cooled K1 and K2 NVIDIA GRID cards for workstations – K2 available now!

    Those of you who have joined NVIDIA’s GRID forums might have noticed this post yesterday by GRID Product Manager Milan Diebel: “GRID K2 comes in multiple thermal solutions depending on the requirements of the server. For instance, there are two different passive configurations and since January also an active variant. Dell in the R7610 adopted this card first. Now it is also available in the Dell ...

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  4. New NVIDIA GRID community and support forums – a perfect place to find out more about vGPU for VMware and Citrix platforms!

    NVIDIA have just launched some super forums to support NVIDIA GRID technology users that you can find here: https://gridforums.nvidia.com/, the perfect place to find out more about vGPU for VMware and Citrix platforms! Their solution architects and product managers are very active so it’s a great place to discuss issues, provide feedback and ask questions. Hopefully it will also provide a great community zone where you ...

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  5. vGPU Webinar – Getting the most out of Citrix XenServer with NVIDIA GRID vGPU

    Did you see or hear about vGPU at NVIDIA's GTC 2014 Conference? Couldn't get to GTC? Want to learn more? "Getting the Most Out of Citrix XenServer with NVIDIA® vGPU™ Technology", Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT. Join Jared Cowart, NVIDIA Solution Architect, for this technical webinar and learn how to set up an NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU (virtual GPU) with Citrix XenServer ...

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  6. New NVIDIA vGPU types for Citrix XenDesktop – now supports the NVIDIA K120Q and K220Q, are these the Goldilocks vGPU?

    Citrix and NVIDIA have just announced full support for vGPU on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, see here for details. Along with that announcement came some additional new features around WMI monitoring and support for vGPU in NVIDIA’s nView products. However one of the most exciting new features for end customers is the addition of two new vGPU types, the K120Q and the ...

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  7. Citrix and NVIDIA extend vGPU support to include Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

    NVIDIA GRID driver release 331.59 is available now for Citrix XenServer 6.2 SP1 and includes support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. There is an associated update needed for Citrix XenServer 6.2 SP1 to accompany the NVIDIA driver release available detailed here: CTX140417. This release also adds additional options for management and monitoring of GPU accelerated systems via NVWMI and nView support. These releases extend the ...

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  8. Dell Reference Architecture for Citrix XenDesktop and NVIDIA vGPU – plus real customer case studies of vGPU in deployment for graphical workloads on the Dell servers at NVIDIA GTC

    Reference Architectures If you haven’t already do check out Dell’s Reference architectures for Citrix XenDesktop including a general purpose Reference Architecture based on XD 7.1 as well as a graphics RA utilizing NVIDIA GRID and XenServer 6.2 SP1 taking full advantage of vGPU capabilities. General Purpose RA (Dell-Citrix RA including R720 as well as storage and networking options) Graphics RA (Dell-Citrix graphics RA detailing the different options available)   Real ...

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  9. Citrix XenServer: third-party development around APIs accelerates on Open Source virtualisation platform including XenCenter alternatives

    Last year Citrix XenServer went fully open source, at the time I blogged about how the changes were in fact fairly minimal as XenServer was effectively mostly open source but by committing to doing this formally we were hoping to speed up and ease the progress of development by third parties. In fact, I specifically discussed at the time how I hoped this would accelerate ...

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  10. “Learniment” – Isn’t that a made-up word ?!?…. Putting it into practice at Citrix XenServer Engineering in Cambridge, UK

    Over the past couple of months Citrix held its annual Global internal engineering conferences for its engineering staff (I'm a software engineer working with ISV partners). These huge events were held on 3 continents and allow staff actually involved in making the products to meet up with people working on different products, similar products, working in different geographies. There was a lot of technology sharing ...

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