New graphics solution for Google chromebooks
Dubai, August 28, 2014
VMware, Nvidia and Google have announced a collaborative effort to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks.
The joint effort was announced at the VMworld 2014 event.
Showcased as a technology preview, the solution demonstrates the next generation of VMware Blast Performance and Nvidia GRID vGPU technology to satisfy customer’s most demanding visual computing needs. The joint effort is expected to expand the hardware options for high-performance virtual desktops, enabling customers to select their system of choice without compromise.
“This collaboration will offer customers all the performance, stability and compatibility of Nvidia hardware-accelerated graphics, with the added flexibility, mobility and security of a virtual environment,” said Jeff Brown, vice president and general manager, Professional Solutions Business, Nvidia.
VMware BLAST Performance technology in the data center and in firmware residing on Chromebooks will deliver a great end-user experience, graphics-rich applications with high fidelity, and extended battery life by up to 50 per cent using exclusive Nvidia Tegra decode technologies. This makes graphically demanding applications, such as Adobe Illustrator CC and Autodesk AutoCAD, and productivity applications like Microsoft Office completely fluid. Nvidia Tegra K1-powered Chromebooks, such as the Acer Chromebook 13, will be among the first Chromebooks to take advantage of this future technology. - TradeArabia News Service