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NVIDIA SLI Multi-OS Empowers World’s First Virtualized Graphics Workstation

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NVIDIA, the inventor of the GPU, today introduced NVIDIA SLI Multi-OS, a ground-breaking technology that allows users and visualization applications, for the first time, to take full advantage of multiple NVIDIA Quadro GPUs from a single graphics workstation in a virtualized environment.

This new technology delivers a faster, more efficient workflow to maximize productivity and lower the total cost of ownership for professionals in markets such as: digital content creation, sciences, manufacturing, and oil and gas.

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so does this mean of the two installed accelerators i can use the resources of the second in any number of virtual machines at the same time ?
 
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so does this mean of the two installed accelerators i can use the resources of the second in any number of virtual machines at the same time ?
Yes, we can.

Through SLI Multi-OS technology, a user can directly assign a dedicated Quadro graphics board to both the host operating system and a range of optionally loaded guest operating systems.
 
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sweet idea. but still a little confused, surely this would also need some kind of CPU based program?
 

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So basically, it is like CPU virtualization, but for GPUs. Great idea, and something I have been hoping for for years.
 
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he he, the ultimate lanbox - 2 quads, 8-16GB of memory and 2 GTX 295s... :nutkick:

enough horsepower for 4 gamers :laugh::laugh::laugh:
 
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he he, the ultimate lanbox - 2 quads, 8-16GB of memory and 2 GTX 295s... :nutkick:

enough horsepower for 4 gamers :laugh::laugh::laugh:
nice try ;) but most of the games still use only up to two cpu cores and virtualization gaming environment doesn't seem on the track in the near future :D
 
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i know, i know... i just like to dream about stuff like that... :rolleyes: anyways, i'd still like such lanbox for myself :pimp:
 
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this is nice , multi GPU run multi system that's cool for designers
 

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I wonder if this is whats powering the 3D rendering of that "OnLive" system that was announced a few days ago.
 

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so does this mean of the two installed accelerators i can use the resources of the second in any number of virtual machines at the same time ?
Probably, it's Parallels though. So you'd first have to get an OS-X host.

Can you still mod Geforce cards to Quadros via software with the current generation? And if so, can this be done under OS-X?
 
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I wonder if this is whats powering the 3D rendering of that "OnLive" system that was announced a few days ago.
Me started asking myself the same question... but professional market as testground...? :wtf:

let's start a conspiracy theory... :D:D:D
 
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You can get a system from HP that does this now. Price starts at $2k and goes all the way to $14k.