Nvidia has unveiled a platform that allows the delivery of a virtualized desktop to any connected device - with the graphics and GPU capabilities of a PC or workstation.
Essentially, this means users can now access a true cloud PC from any device - thin client, laptop, tablet or smartphone - regardless of operating system.
The new platform is primarily targeted at graphic artists using 3D design and simulation tools, which had previously been too intensive for a virtualized desktop.
However, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang emphasized that integrating the VGX platform into a corporate network will also enable enterprise IT departments to address the complex challenges of "BYOD" - employees bringing their own computing device to work.
"It delivers a remote desktop to these devices, providing users the same access they have on their desktop terminal," he explained. "At the same time, it helps reduce overall IT spend, improve data security and minimize data center complexity."
According to Nvidia exec Jeff Brown, the VGX platform is based on the following three key technologies: