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Servers with GPU Cards

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) (including Cloud Desktops) is a great way to deliver desktops and apps to workers, but in the past, it's only been viable if those workers use applications that don't rely on complex graphics or video rendering.

VDI has not been ideal for delivering the type of performance power users need to accomplish work with apps that display complex graphics. That's where virtual graphics processing unit (vGPU) cards come in. A vGPU renders the graphics on a back-end server rather than on the actual endpoint device. As a result, the server expends the resources to deliver graphics instead of the laptop, PC or mobile device the user is running. The device will run more smoothly because it can focus on CPU.

GPU virtualization can help make sure virtual desktop performance is top notch, but you must know when and where vGPU cards are necessary before investing in the technology. If you are mostly dealing with task workers (Basic office applications such as word, excel, outlook etc), then you can probably skip out on vGPU, because they can get along just fine with plain old VDI. But if you have employees, such as video editors, or staff who work with graphics-intensive applications such as CAD systems then GPU acceleration is for you.

Here is a short video produced by Nvidia, the manaufacturers of the GPU technology that DC Two uses which shows you a side by side comparison between regular CPU based graphics and GPU accelerated graphics -


NVIDIA GRID™ is the industry's most advanced technology for sharing virtual GPUs (vGPUs) across multiple virtual desktop and applications instances. You can now leverage the full power of NVIDIA data center GPUs to deliver a superior virtual graphics experience to any device, anywhere. The NVIDIA GRID platform offers the highest levels of performance, flexibility, manageability, and security—offering the right level of user experience for any virtual workflow.