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VMware, NVIDIA, Google aim for virtualised high-performance Chromebooks

Solution previewed at VMWorld 2014

VMware, NVIDIA, Google aim for virtualised high-performance Chromebooks

VMware, NVIDIA and Google today announced a joint project to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks.

The trio made the announcement at VMworld 2014 and demonstrated the solution, which incorporates the next generation of VMware Blast Performance and NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology. The companies expect the venture to expand the hardware options for high-performance virtual desktops.

“We are breaking down traditional barriers to adopting virtual desktops and offering new economics for the delivery of graphics-intensive applications through the power of the cloud,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware.

“Organisations of all industries and requirements will soon be able to embrace the mobile-cloud using a solution that offers a new way to work from three proven, industry leaders.”

“This collaboration will offer customers all the performance, stability and compatibility of NVIDIA hardware-accelerated graphics, with the added flexibility, mobility and security of a virtual environment,” added Jeff Brown, vice president and general manager, Professional Solutions Business, NVIDIA.

Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management, Google, commented: “Chromebooks were designed to bring a new approach to many of the problems with traditional computers… We're excited about what this collaboration means for our customers and what it can enable them to do. Imagine manufacturers designing complex 3D models and sharing them with engineers around the globe, or physicians taking medical imaging out into the community, rather than being tethered to high-end workstations.”

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