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HP Heads Into the Omniverse with New High-Performance Tech Offers

Newly announced Z by HP, Teradici, and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise subscriptions bring real-time connection to remote workers collaborating across multiple systems and applications.

Coming on the heels of last month’s acquisition of Teradici, information technology giant HP is pushing ahead with a set of new Z by HP, Teradici, and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise subscription offers, providing studios with the power of cutting-edge remote collaboration across multiple systems and applications. HP is also releasing its data science software stack for Linux workflows in collaboration with Microsoft on the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2), providing development advantages of Ubuntu with the enterprise security and manageability of Windows.

With people continue to work remotely, the need for technology and tools to keep workplaces connected and protected is critical. HP’s software enabled digital services offer creators seamless communicate, from anywhere, making collaboration easier and the ability to make key creative decisions in real-time.

“Today’s designers, creators, and power users need to access their high-performance compute and workflows from wherever they get work done; location is no longer a limit,” commented Jim Nottingham General Manager and Global Head, Advanced Compute and Solutions, HP Inc. “Digital services such as workflow-as-a-service and compute-on-demand will shape the way commercial and SMB customers utilize high-performance computing in the future. At HP, we strive to offer the world’s most comprehensive solutions for remote compute and collaboration with ZCentral and Teradici.”

"Our customers can now run the most demanding visualization workflows to exceed today’s design, creative, and scientific challenges, from anywhere - with NVIDIA GPUs accelerating the performance of the already powerful Z workstations, Teradici opening up access to those who are remote, and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise providing a real-time collaboration platform," added Bob Pette, Vice President, Professional Visualization, NVIDIA.

Comprehensive Solutions for High Performance Connection and Collaboration

Designed to tackle graphics or compute intensive projects from anywhere, the combination of ZCentral Software and Teradici CAS, provides a remote compute solution in a single offer. Users have the flexibility to access the software suite needed to tackle graphics or compute-intensive projects from anywhere. Teams gain the ability to securely access the cloud and virtual machines while ZCentral Remote Boost enables access to localized workstation performance. The combination of two industry-leading remote work applications provides access from anywhere using most PCs, thin clients, Chromebooks, or tablets, while managing remote connections with IT management software.

The combined one-year subscription will include Teradici CAS and HP ZCentral software for $240 USD per concurrent user and includes Teradici CAS, HP ZCentral Remote Boost Sender and Receiver, HP ZCentral Connect and support. HP ZCentral Connect software is included in the subscription for a limited time. The subscription is planned to be available for purchase by the end of the calendar year 2021, additional details to follow closer to availability.

HP is also working with NVIDIA to combine the power of Z workstations with Teradici CAS and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to offer a platform that enables remote co-creation, real-time simultaneous collaboration, and true-to-reality simulation for design teams. This combination will transform 3D workflows, while removing location as a barrier for true 3D collaboration. The combination brings co-creation tools designed for 3D workflows to the fingertips of design teams and offers the ability to choose the end-point device and app with HP’s open multi-OS ecosystem (Windows, macOS, Linux) and NVIDIA’s multi-application support.

NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise and Teradici CAS together with the performance of Z enables real-time collaboration for design teams across diverse creative workflows. With the purchase of a qualifying Z by HP workstation, users can access a three-month trial of NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise (two Creator licenses, four Nucleus licenses, ten Reviewer licenses - a $2,250 value) and three-month trial of Teradici CAS (up to fifty licenses - a $3,000 value).

Accelerating and Optimizing for Data Science

With Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) and NVIDIA GPUs on Z workstations, data scientists can accelerate workflows with an updated solution that delivers security, manageability, and a development environment. WSL 2 is a Linux-architecture subsystem available on Windows that provides a simple and fast way to create Ubuntu environments on Windows, without leaving the PC’s native OS. The ability to launch an Ubuntu environment without rebooting or running a virtual machine makes it an effortless transition to run CLI tools, utilities, and applications right out of the box.

Microsoft WSL 2 comes pre-installed and pre-enabled on select Z by HP workstations, so users can quickly and easily maximize productivity out of the box. WSL 2 offers the performance, file system access, system combability, and GPU acceleration needed for data scientists to be productive in their AI and ML workflows.

Additional capabilities:

  • Leverage Z by HP performance and NVIDIA GPU compute to complete complex Ubuntu workflows such as AI training and machine learning directly on a Windows machine.
  • Access Windows productivity tools while simultaneously using GPU-enabled Ubuntu development workflows.
  • Personalize the Ubuntu experience to maximize developer productivity on Windows.

Source: HP