How-to-video: Enabling NVIDIA vGPU acceleration for HP RGS in a VMware vSphere VM including Multi-monitor Support

rgsmulti2Jason Southern (our resident NVIDIA how-to-guy) has just released a new video – “Quick run through how to set up a vGPU enabled VM on vSphere to use the vGPU in an RGS session, and how to achieve multi monitor support.”. It’s available – here. This isn’t as simple as it could be and HP and NVIDIA are continuing to work on making it simpler, in the meantime HP has worked with Jason to provide some utilities (including some based on devcon.exe); many thanks to Gary at HP!

Another 5 minute solution from our Solution Architecture team here in the UK!

Thanks Jason + Gary!

 

Microsoft RDP: End-client H.264 (4:4:4) Hardware-decode Support on existing decoders 4:2:0! Elegant and Cool!

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Great pictorial explanation on Microsoft Blogs!

Microsoft have just announced a series of tech preview enhancements to their RDP protocol, which you can read here. I’ve blogged endlessly about the problems of image quality for CAD line data and text with H.264 4:2:0 protocols which have been a long established standard for older encoders and GPUs.

The Microsoft announcement gives a very good overview (with pictures) of some of the visual issues that can arise with H.264 4:2:0 in their announcement – which I recommend looking at, here. Continue reading Microsoft RDP: End-client H.264 (4:4:4) Hardware-decode Support on existing decoders 4:2:0! Elegant and Cool!

Live Q&A webinar, 18th Feb 2016 – VMware, PCoIP and NVIDIA delivering VDI and high-performance video and CAD applications with Bechtle for a Civil Eng. customer – CSD Engineers

teradiciJust a quick blog, to let you know another great webinar is coming up this week with a real customer available for live Q&A discussing how a real deployment was built, utilising Vmware Horizon (View), and Teracidi PCOIP hardware-encoding using NVIDIA GRID GPUs. I think these webinars are usually the most interesting particularly when the participants will be available for live Q&A. Sign-up >>>> HERE.

Continue reading Live Q&A webinar, 18th Feb 2016 – VMware, PCoIP and NVIDIA delivering VDI and high-performance video and CAD applications with Bechtle for a Civil Eng. customer – CSD Engineers

Free Webinar 23rd Feb 2016: HP, NVIDIA and VMware – Avoiding VDI Pitfalls: Learn from the Experts

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Jason has done thousands of real world VDI accelerated by GPU technologies and trains many of NVIDIA’s staff – The guru!

Just a quick blog to let you know NVIDIA’s very own vGPU/graphics/VDI guru, Jason Southern will be on a panel of similar experts for an interactive webinar hosted by Windows IT Pro.

It should be a brilliant opportunity to ask Jason and experts from VMware and HP in-depth questions about deployments. Even if you aren’t sure you can make it – do sign-up as you’ll probably get a recording! I’ve blogged about Jason’s work and brilliant how-to-videos before, so you can check out his credentials in advance from links on my blog, here!

Having the full-stack of experts with deep technical knowledge, as well as the interactive nature should make this special. To have server, GPU and VMware solutions engineers and experts in one place really will cover all your questions and give you the full picture!

Continue reading Free Webinar 23rd Feb 2016: HP, NVIDIA and VMware – Avoiding VDI Pitfalls: Learn from the Experts

Is my NVIDIA M60, K1, K2, K5000 or my AMD Firepro W7000 supported by vSphere/XenServer/Other Hypervisor?

This is a question I continually see from customers and even those involved in deploying the technologies. The reasons behind the answer are quite complicated, but the answer itself is a simple yes or no, and the steps to find it out are very easy, once you know them. Continue reading Is my NVIDIA M60, K1, K2, K5000 or my AMD Firepro W7000 supported by vSphere/XenServer/Other Hypervisor?

NVIDIA M60 GPUs – how they support CUDA, OpenCL and compute in “graphics” mode

cuda_openclYesterday I wrote a blog about how to configure the M60 / M6 NVIDIA GPU boards for use for “graphics” mode or “compute” mode and how they were designed for different use cases such as VDI accelerated graphics and HPC (high-performance compute) respectively.

This has led to some questions as to whether “graphics” supports compute and CUDA like technologies. The answer is yes! Continue reading NVIDIA M60 GPUs – how they support CUDA, OpenCL and compute in “graphics” mode

Mode switching on NVIDIA M60 (GRID 2.0) cards – modeswitch tool

modeswitchingUpdate (24th Feb 2016): Jason Southern has published an overview and how-to-guide on this tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAQhiNNFXxQ&feature=youtu.be

 

I had an enquiry this week asking what the “modeswitch tool” is and when a user should use it. Basically a GRID 1.0 K1/K2 user had been to a demo of the new GRID 2.0 M60 GPUs. As he hadn’t got M60 boards yet he didn’t have the tool and hadn’t downloaded it (so hadn’t read the very comprehensive documentation that comes with it explain when and why to use it) but he’d remembered some information from the demo and was trying to extrapolate that to his GRID 1.0 K1/K2 cards. Continue reading Mode switching on NVIDIA M60 (GRID 2.0) cards – modeswitch tool