Nvidia GRID adds high-end Linux power to any device

GRID currently powers 3D graphics of VMware’s recently released Horizon 6 for Linux
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Nvidia has added high-end Linux power to its GRID cloud gaming service, which can be used on an device.

GRID currently powers 3D graphics of VMware’s recently released Horizon 6 for Linux, meaning users can offer a high-end Linux workstation experience.

This can then be hosted in their data centre to colleagues using any connected device.

Nvidia also believes the service will benefit many businesses, as the company stated on the Nvidia Blog: “Take studios creating visual effects for movies. Most of the work is done using applications that only run on Linux.

“With access to virtual machines that support Linux and Windows, any user in a studio can run all their applications from the same device.

"With Nvidia GRID acceleration in VMware’s Horizon 6, users get the same performance as a desktop system. There’s no need to put two separate computers under their desk.”

The firm also says that oil and gas companies can benefit using GRID, while Government agencies can centralise the management of sensitive datasets using GRID-accelerated Linux virtual machines.

This news comes after Nvidia upgraded GRID to support speeds of up to 60fps (frames per second).

In addition, the service will be able to play games at 1080p, with more that 35 games available in the GRID library. 

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