vGPU licenses now available at no cost for 90 days, allowing accelerated virtual infrastructure setup for working remotely.
To support companies needing quick setup and support for remote workers, NVIDIA is expanding their free, 90-day virtual GPU software evaluation from 128 to 500 licenses.
With vGPU software licenses, companies can use their on-premises NVIDIA GPUs to provide accelerated virtual infrastructure so people can work and collaborate from anywhere. Companies can also temporarily repurpose NVIDIA GPUs being used on other projects to support their remote workers.
The company has posted a blog on virtual GPUs to help admins who are working to support remote employees: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/03/24/vgpu-for-working-remotely/
NVIDIA offers a variety of customized vGPU software to meet diverse workplace needs; all three tiers of the company’s specialized vGPU software are available through the expanded free licensing:
- NVIDIA GRID software delivers responsive VDI by virtualizing systems and applications for knowledge workers.
- NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation software provides workstation-class performance for creators using high-end graphics applications.
- NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server software accelerates server virtualization with GPUs to power the most compute-intensive workflows, such as AI, deep learning and data science on a virtual machine.
Virtualized Performance, Enterprise Security and Broad Ecosystem Support
In addition to providing high performance and reducing latency for remote workers, NVIDIA vGPU software ensures protection for sensitive data and digital assets, which remain in the data center and aren’t saved to local client devices. This is an important security requirement for remote work across many industries, including visual effects and design, as well as for research and development.
NVIDIA vGPU software is certified on a broad ecosystem of hypervisors, platforms, user applications and management software to help IT teams quickly scale out support for remote workers.
Companies can deploy virtual workstations, compute and VDI from their on-prem data centers by installing the vGPU software licenses on all NVIDIA GPUs based on the Pascal, Volta and Turing architectures, including NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 and RTX 8000 GPUs, and NVIDIA M10 and M60 GPUs.
Get the Virtual GPU Evaluation.
NVIDIA is also providing genomics researchers studying COVID-19 free access to Parabricks software for 90 days. See our post on Parabricks to learn more.
- How Virtualization Delivers Foundation for Working Remotely
- NVIDIA Virtual GPU evaluation FAQ
- NVIDIA GRID software for knowledge worker VDI
- NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Workstation software for graphics professionals
- NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server software for AI, machine learning and data science
- Learn more about vGPU in free on-demand GTC Digital sessions