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Nvidia Brings GPUs to the Cloud

Published: 12 June 2012

ID: G00235513

Analyst(s): Tuong Nguyen , Brian Blau

Summary

At its annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), Nvidia introduced its cloud-based graphics processing unit technology. This document provides insight on the impact and opportunities of this announcement.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • The introduction of Nvidia's Kepler-based cloud graphics processing unit (GPU) solidifies the company's positioning in cloud-based gaming, graphics accelerated content creation applications and server-hosted virtualization
  • This marriage of graphics hardware and virtualized cloud computing solutions will open up new business models for developers and opportunities for more graphic-intensive cloud computing
  • This event also signifies the beginning of a meaningful shift in how users interface with and experience cloud-based gaming and server-hosted virtualization

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