COVID 19 impact: NVIDIA Expands Free Access to GPU Virtualization Software

Express Computer | March 25, 2020

COVID 19 impact: NVIDIA Expands Free Access to GPU Virtualization Software
In the aftermath of COVID19, with many companies needing to quickly support employees now working remotely, NVIDIA is expanding free, 90-day virtual GPU software evaluation from 128 to 500 licenses. With vGPU software licenses, companies can use their on-premises NVIDIA GPUs to provide accelerated virtual infrastructure so people can work and collaborate from anywhere. Companies can also temporarily repurpose NVIDIA GPUs being used on other projects to support their remote workers. Every organization is working hard to address these needs: Healthcare providers are supporting care from new locations. Schools are expanding their virtual classrooms. Agencies are coordinating critical services. Whether supporting financial professionals working with data on multiple screens, scientists conducting research, or designers working in graphics-intensive applications, enterprises are faced with different workloads that have different requirements.

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MemVerge | September 22, 2021

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Neon Labs | December 30, 2021

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The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, Oracle’s converged-infrastructure solution, has also helped BT in Spain to reduce capital expenditure by 50%, and instantly respond to existing and new customer requests.