NVIDIA has introduced a new lineup of Quadro graphics solutions, including a new flagship product it said sets the stage for the next 10 years of innovation.
Spanning from sub-$100 entry-level to standalone visual computing systems, this new series includes:
•Quadro FX 5800: 4 GB high-end solution enabling professionals to work with large-scale models and datasets.
•Quadro FX 4800: a high-end solution providing a complete toolset to push the boundaries of realism, performance, and quality according to the company.
•Quadro FX 3800: a single slot solution with a robust feature set and added capabilities such as SLI Multi-OS and SDI support for a high-performance, interactive visualization experience.
•Quadro FX 1800: a mid-range solution at a lower price.
•Quadro FX 580: an entry-level solution for a variety of volume CAD and digital content applications.
•Quadro FX 380L: an affordable professional-class graphics solution that extends energy efficiency while delivering 50 percent faster performance.
•Quadro NVS 295: capable of supporting up to two 30-inch digital displays at maximum resolutions.
"Once again, NVIDIA has set new graphics performance standards for professionals in the product design and development community," said Laurent Laloy, director of 3DVIA User Experience with Dassault Systèmes. "This latest generation of Quadro professional solutions will allow our customers to drive innovation and design with unprecedented 3D visual quality."
This new lineup also brings the introduction of NVIDIA SLI Multi-OS, a technology that enables 3D workstation virtualization on the Quadro GPU. With SLI Multi-OS, applications and users are able to optimize productivity and costs through the use of multiple Quadro GPU (graphics processing unit) technologies from a single workstation in a virtualized environment. Users can also enable native SLI technology support on key partner platforms to accelerate application performance, scaling and higher image quality.
Built into the new Quadro FX 3800, Quadro FX 4800, and Quadro FX 5800, SLI Multi-OS allows users to tap into the advanced visualization and compute capabilities of the Quadro GPUs to experience full graphics performance within a virtualized system. SLI Multi-OS works in association with Parallels Workstation Extreme virtualization software and Intel's VT-d technology, assigning both the host and guest virtual machine its own dedicated GPU. Available in the new HP Z800 workstation, the combination of these innovative technologies delivers application performance nearly identical to systems configured with a dedicated operating system and GPU.
"Working with NVIDIA to bring a new graphics virtualization usage model to life has required a deep commitment by both companies," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels, a leader in virtualization and automation software "By combining the existing Parallels FastLane architecture with NVIDIA's new SLI Multi-OS capability, even the most demanding professionals can now experience the advanced features and performance benefits of NVIDIA's Quadro GPUs in a virtualized environment. This is a first for the industry and the business benefits will drive greater engineering innovation and productivity."
"SLI Multi-OS is the first technology to provide users working with multiple graphics-intense applications optimal visual quality and GPU performance from a single workstation within a flexible and virtualized environment," says Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, HP Workstations. "By offering this technology in our new HP Z800 workstations, we are giving our visualization customers the productivity and cost benefits of a virtualized workflow."