By harnessing the power of NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation (Quadro vDWS), Citrix XenDesktop and Enlightened Data Transport protocol, Gensler enabled global collaboration across 50 offices worldwide. Designers are very creative and collaborative individuals and their workflow demands the most powerful CPU and GPU compute available. Trying to compensate for high latency networks with wide area file caching is no longer the answer. Consolidation and centralized data combined with NVIDIA vGPU enabled VDI infrastructure is what we believe is the solution. We have built a globally accessible virtual office that our designers confidently use to create more complex projects for our clients.
A shared physical graphics processor unit (GPU) exposed to virtual guests as a virtual GPU drastically changes the dynamics of what is possible from both a technical and monetary standpoint in high tech virtual workstations. You are able to run lots of GPU based workloads in multiple VMs on one host utilizing NVIDIA Tesla cards. Attendees will learn about vGPU technology, Virtual Function IO (VFIO) and associated roadmaps.
Building on the somewhat unlikely success of our vGPU-accelerated Linux virtual desktops, DigitalGlobe is teaming up with NVIDIA and Nutanix to replace an ailing Windows 7 VDI environment that has been unable to keep up with the company's demands of it. As the world leader in commercial satellite imagery and data, DigitalGlobe has continually challenged the limits of virtual desktops. By leveraging NVIDIA GRID technology, we've been able to step beyond niche use-cases for VDI and broaden adoption across the company while leaving multiple avenues open for us to fulfill a rapidly broadening customer base.
We'll present a case study on four years of virtual desktop infrastructure and vGPU in an over 50 person architectural/engineering/construction firm from testing, design, and proof of concept to deployment of the latest Pascal-powered setup in production. We'll go over the progressions of vGPU alongside the XenDesktop environment as it relates to delivering AutoCAD, Revit, and Sketchup, as well as knowledge worker apps for our employees. We'll explain why we made the decisions we did and help inform others on the same path.
Learn how CannonDesign leverages a multiuser VR environment to create shared experiences for collaboration in architectural building models. During this presentation, we''ll cover the build of the environment, basic configuration, and how it was put into production. We''ll also explore an overview of some of the software being used, and use cases for both local and remote collaboration.
Learn about the requirements gathering, solution analysis, benchmarking, and user testing techniques we implemented to decide on a virtual workstation configuration that met all the requirements for our CAD users, while meeting the density requirements to remain cost-effective. DENSO International America began investigating the feasibility of implementing CAD on VDI to simplify its workstation ecosystem in 2013. Several options were explored, but it wasn't until NVIDIA Quadro vDWS was released that we found a solution that met our performance and density requirements. We'll discuss our journey from vSGA/vDGA to vGPU. Starting with Kepler, through the latest Pascal architecture, we've performed benchmarking and user testing of each to demonstrate the benefit of each.