Tuesday, May 9th 2017

NVIDIA Showcases Multi-User VR Concept at GTC

At GTC (GPU Technology Conference) today, NVIDIA has gone on to show how much VR is in the company's cards for future expansion. After giving us a ray-tracing solution for gaming audio with their VRWorks Audio SDK, and a VR stitching solution via their 360 Video SDK, NVIDIA has now showcased a system capable of running what could be defined as a "local VR party". I would like to point out, however, that such a system may find itself of much more use to businesses, education, and the military segments than local LAN parties, though I wouldn't mind embracing the skin of a VR-driven Darth Vader.

NVIDIA's proof-of-concept system can drive four different VR headsets. It makes use of four of the company's Quadro P6000 GPUs running four virtual machines on a PC server, which are paired with four HTC Vive Business Edition headsets and HTC's Lightroom tracking system. The system appears to be tiny for such a powerful configuration, though having a system powered by four video-cards shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone at this point in time - even if such an approach is now bordering on virtual impracticality for most consumers. NVIDIA is offering a look at the design guide technical document for such a system, though, which can prove an interesting read, right here.
Source: NVIDIA Blogs
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8 Comments on NVIDIA Showcases Multi-User VR Concept at GTC

#1
xkm1948
This would be amazing for a VR Arcade setup. Or a VR demo lab at Universities.
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Vayra86
Sweet now you can butt heads and be convinced you never intended to.
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theoneandonlymrk
Could be really useful for advanced materials and product prototypes.
I expect they could do well with this in business.
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#4
EdInk
When VR is not tethered, this will make more sense.
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theoneandonlymrk
EdInk said:
When VR is not tethered, this will make more sense.
You can already do that, it costs Extra x4 , i can't wait to see four guys playing tenis on YouTube though, smashing the crap outa each other every now and then.
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xkm1948
theoneandonlymrk said:
You can already do that, it costs Extra x4 , i can't wait to see four guys playing tenis on YouTube though, smashing the crap outa each other every now and then.
You don't have to be in the same room to do that.

Ten-eleven(ping pong VR) is already very good.
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theoneandonlymrk
xkm1948 said:
You don't have to be in the same room to do that.

Ten-eleven(ping pong VR) is already very good.
I doubt that has quite the comedy slapstick potential for YouTube but we digress its likely beyond most of us for a bit ,ive not got a single hmd yet bar android and i was done with that in a few hours and I think that rigs likely 40k worth without the headsets so again probably be a bit before that comes to homes but the potential for laughs amongst friends Is epic:)
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