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Huawei and NVIDIA Work Together to Realize GPU Virtualization

Oct 11, 2013

Shanghai, China, September 3, 2013 – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced today that Huawei will cooperate with NVIDIA, the California-based chip manufacturer, to apply its GRID technology to Huawei's FusionCloud platform to realize virtualized graphics processing unit (GPU) capabilities at 2013 Huawei Cloud Computing Congress (HCC 2013). This technology will provide Huawei's desktop cloud users with quality 3D graphics comparable to those created on graphics workstations.

The core of the NVIDIA GRID solution is comprised of GRID VGX software and GRID K1 and K2 high-performance graphics cards. The NVIDIA GRID software functions as a virtualized GPU with remote connection and management functions. It can realize high-quality capture, highly efficient compressing, fast transmission, and low-latency display of video and images, enabling users to enjoy high-quality display at any location. K1 and K2 are high-performance graphics cards designed for harsh environments. The cards enable a physical GPU to be shared by many users and NVIDIA's patented low-latency remote display technology eliminates latency caused by remote access to a data center. The energy-saving graphics cards also support high-density graphics processing, which reduces enterprise operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.

Huawei's high-performance E9000 blade servers support GRID K1 and K2 graphics cards and its FusionCloud platform supports GRID VGX software to realize an end-to-end GPU virtualization solution.

This solution helps Huawei provide high-quality and fast desktop cloud services to enterprise users. The GPU virtualization technology can also increase the density of virtualized graphics cards to realize high-performance and high-density GPU acceleration. As a result, desktop cloud users can employ high-speed graphics processing services anywhere anytime.

Pan Di, NVIDIA's global vice president and general manager of PSG China, commented that : "We are very honored to work closely with one of the leading global ICT solutions providers – Huawei -- to deploy virtual desktop infrastructure (VDS) around the world. With NVIDIA's GPU virtualization technology, Huawei’s desktop cloud solution FusionAccess is able to share a physical GPU to many users. One graphics card can be used by many virtual machines (VM) to display high quality 3D images . NVIDIA hopes to collaborate further with Huawei to build private and public cloud platforms of greater value for enterprise customers."

Ren Zhipeng, President of Huawei’s IT Cloud Computing Product Line, said: "NVIDIA is a world-leading company in GPU. We are happy to collaborate with NVIDIA to deliver the GPU virtualization solution to customers. This virtualization solution accelerates 3D graphics processing, which makes Huawei desktop cloud solution capable of dealing with more kinds of graphics, bringing workstation-level experience to desktop cloud users."