NVIDIA GRID 2.0 Comes To Dell Blade Platform With Amulet Hotkey’s Dell M630 Blade Based DXM-M6 vGPU Blade

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Amulet Hotkey, a company helping data center, cloud and virtual server technology vendors bring to market solutions for VDI, virtualization, GPU offload and PCoIP integration and acceleration, has launched a NVIDIA GRID vGPU capable Dell Blade. This would allow enterprises to experience the full benefit of remote access to rich graphics applications using VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere 6 with the new NVIDIA GRID 2.0. 

These NVIDIA GRID 2.0-based blade servers are sold and supported by Dell through its OEM partnership with Amulet Hotkey. Amulet Hotkey is the world’s largest custom engineering partner for the Dell blade platform.

dell-cloudThe Dell M630 blade server is the 13th generation of the Dell blade platform and offers dual processor servers with Intel’s latest generation of Xeon processors and up to 768GB of DDR4 memory. The Dell M1000e blade chassis can accommodate 16 M630 blades in 10u of rack space.

Theoretical maximum density for the M630 combined with the Amulet Hotkey DMX-M6 (powered by GRID 2.0) would indicate that a single M1000e chassis can accommodate 256 graphics users in a virtualized environment (VDI). This means that one rack could accommodate 1,024 vGPU graphics users and we believe this is an industry leading combination. 

“Enterprise virtualization is transforming traditional enterprise desktops and applications, and our collaboration with Amulet Hotkey extends the transformation to high-end workstations and applications so organizations can benefit from the mobile cloud era,” said Joyce Mullen, VP/General Manager GLOBAL OEM Solutions, Dell. “Specialized industries such as design agencies, automotive companies and architecture firms will be able to embrace business mobility to help retain talent, control costs and compete in the 21st century.”

Desktop Virtualization

NVIDIA GRID vGPU with VMware Horizon 6, built on vSphere would enhance desktop virtualization with immersive graphics, greater security for mission-critical data, scalable performance and cost-effectiveness. 

The benefits of enterprise graphics virtualization with VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere would include:

  • Ability for enterprises to virtualize workflows for designers, architects and engineers to run the most advanced, graphics-rich applications from anywhere on any device with the new NVIDIA GRID 2.0 solution.
  • Flexibility for IT departments to support as many as 16 users on GPU-powered applications on a single industry-leading blade server.
  • Cost-effective virtualized graphics for workers who don’t require maximum GPU performance but whose applications benefit from GPU acceleration.
  • Support for end users to run immersive, graphics-rich Windows 2D, 3D and media-rich graphics applications on essentially any device through the use of VMware Horizon 6. This brings workstation-class performance to remote and mobile workers, even over high-latency networks. 

“By bringing a great computing experience to users, NVIDIA and Amulet Hotkey are expanding the possibilities for enterprise-wide workflow virtualization,” said Andrew Cresci, General Manager of the NVIDIA GRID business, NVIDIA. “NVIDIA GRID 2.0 delivers the best graphics performance to an industry leading virtualization platform on the Amulet Hotkey M630 DXM-M6 blade server.”