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    News - NVIDIA VGX - GPU cloud computing announced

    Virtualised Kepler GPUs for the data centre.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA VGX - GPU cloud computing announced

    Nice. We've already been using grid enabled GPU clusters, this should make them a bit better.

    There's a lot more useful compute stuff on Kepler (esp kepler2) here:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05..._gpu_revealed/

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    Re: News - NVIDIA VGX - GPU cloud computing announced

    Interesting. We've been using Remotefx on HyperV. Good for general Aero whizzyness to keep end users happy in VDI-land, plus good for DirectX stuff like Google Earth. Lack of OpenGL support causes us headaches though for some CAD applications, so if this can work without being tied to DirectX it will be interesting.

    I don't want to be a buzzkill on the cloud hype-machine, but I'm not sure this will be a 'cloudy' technology. I would expect it to be more suitable for WAN to be honest. 3D graphics are a bandwidth pig.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA VGX - GPU cloud computing announced

    Good news for the likes of Onlive.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA VGX - GPU cloud computing announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Good news for the likes of Onlive.
    Honestly I don't see how other than to make their infrastructure potentially cheaper. VGX is good news for people wanting to inject 3D into virtual machines, i.e. it is competition for VMWare's PCoverIP and MS's RemoteFX. We're talking ultrafast LAN topology SAN hosted environments here. Whether and how it in any way allows rapid delivery to the end user 'in the cloud' is another issue entirely.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA VGX - GPU cloud computing announced

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Nice. We've already been using grid enabled GPU clusters, this should make them a bit better.

    There's a lot more useful compute stuff on Kepler (esp kepler2) here:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05..._gpu_revealed/
    Interesting point about PCI-E 3.0 and Intel Xeon E5 based systems in that article,but AFAIK ORNL is going to use Kepler based cards(probably the K20) in Titan. This is an Interlagos based system and AFAIK it does not use PCI-E 3.0(I could missing something here though).

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    Re: News - NVIDIA VGX - GPU cloud computing announced

    They soon use it to power the fastest supercomputer in the world.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/18033970

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    Re: News - NVIDIA VGX - GPU cloud computing announced

    Will it play Crysis?
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