Nvidia hangs with enterprise establishment

Summary:The company's first year at VMware's VMworld powwow highlights how it has become a player in servers as well as the data center.

Nvidia is working the VMworld crowd in San Francisco talking up its GRID cloud technology as well as graphics computing with a dash of high-performance.

The company's first year at VMware's VMworld powwow highlights how it has become a player in servers as well as the data center.

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Consider:

  • Dell launched new PowerEdge 720 rack servers with Nvidia's latest technology.
  • HP made a similar move for Nvidia's GRID graphics and desktop virtualization.
  • Cisco is demonstrating its Unified Computing Systems with Nvidia graphics processors.

In short order, Nvidia has angled in on the enterprise mainstream. The results are starting to show up in the financials. See:  Nvidia's tale of two processors: Tegra struggles, Tesla ramps

Wedbush Securities analyst Betsy Van Hees said in a research note that Nvidia has 150 trials for its GRID technology with 350 deals in the pipeline. Tesla, Nvidia's high performance computing play, also is showing traction. 

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Topics: Virtualization, Data Centers

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