Nvidia says its virtual desktop products will start at $2 per user, per month
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at the GTC conference on April 5, 2016
Nvidia is introducing a new graphics card option for its Grid virtual desktop system, promising to cut the costs of streaming graphics-intensive applications to employees.
Customers buy the graphics hardware in Grid servers from partners such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, Cisco Systems and Nutanix, along with virtualization software such as VMware Horizon, Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop.
It can also make workers more mobile, because the streamed apps can be accessed from anywhere and on almost any client, including a tablet.
With the new M10 cards, Nvidia wants to branch out into the broader market for office workers, or what it calls knowledge workers.
"Every marketing person I know uses Photoshop or Illustrator, so these apps are becoming more widely used," he said.
That includes the price of the Tesla M10, but it doesn't include the rest of the server hardware.