NVIDIA debuts GRID Visual Computing Appliance


During today’s keynote at NVIDIA’s developer event taking place in San Francisco we were introduced to “the industry’s first visual computing appliance.” Known as the GRID VCA, the hardware is a cloud computing solution that can render complex applications remotely and allow users to run the software remotely, regardless of platform.

Using the system, which is geared toward business, users can run apps from a central location without worries of system compatibility. A Windows-only application could be accessed by a Mac user. Likewise, an Android user could do the same using their mobile device as a portal to the GRID platform.

The system being made available features 16 NVIDIA GPUs with Quadro-class graphics performance. The GRID VCA can support up to 16 users at the same time without a hitch. It doesn’t come cheap, though. Pricing starts at $24,99 along with an annual software license of $2,400. In other words, don’t expect the home version any time soon.

[via NVIDIA]

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  1. “Pricing starts at $24,99”

    Hot damn, that a good deal!

  2. This makes my tower I am building look embarrassing. This makes me a sad panda.

  3. This would be PERFECT for an Internet Gaming Cafe. Have 16 basic client computers, and this beast running the show :D

    1. I can’t Imagine the lag. It hurts me to even think about it. I’m not talking about the machine itself lagging. I’m talking about internet latency.

      1. Steambox will own all.

      2. Typically, servers have fiber running into them. Lag will be non existent.

    2. for 40k you can buy 40 mid range computers or 20 high end ones and for $4800 upgrade them yearly lol

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