High-Performance Graphics and Compute for Virtual Desktops and Workstations

VMware and NVIDIA have partnered to deliver high-performance 3D graphics and compute for virtual desktops and workstations. Customers can get a graphics experience that's equivalent to dedicated hardware delivered with the cost-effectiveness that only GPU virtualization can provide.

With VMware Horizon and NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation (Quadro vDWS), designers and engineers get GPU rendering, simulation and 3D graphics, giving the them flexibility to work from anywhere, on any device. At the same time, VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID enables organizations to accelerate digital transformation enabling a native PC like experience for modern business apps and Windows 10.

VMware and NVIDIA Powering Virtualized 3D Workflows Everywhere

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VMware and NVIDIA Powering Virtualized 3D Workflows Everywhere

Watch this video from Sumit Dhawan (VMware) and Andrew Cresci (NVIDIA) on how VMware and NVIDIA can help your business enable people to work from anywhere using any device.

Single Platform, Full Digital Transformation Capability

With NVIDIA virtual GPU solutions powering VMware environments, IT organizations can virtualize graphics and compute, dynamically right-size allocation of resources, and optimize infrastructure utilization of their VDI investment. Using your VMware end-to-end platform that integrates with NVIDIA virtual GPU, you can use the tools you are already familiar with like VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and support for vSphere live migration.



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Customer Case Study: Populous

See how Populous, international architecture and design firm, leverages VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID.


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VMware and NVIDIA GRID Explained

Watch this video to get a quick overview of accelerated desktops with NVIDA GRID.

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Take the NVIDIA Test Drive

Deliver GPU Accelerated Virtual Desktops with High Availability

IT perform critical services like patching and upgrades at their own time, while end users enjoy graphics accelerated applications on their virtualized desktops without interruption or data loss.

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NVIDIA & VMware Partnership Infographic

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VMware Horizon 7 with NVIDIA Virtual GPU 

Immersive Graphics for Every User


Offer performance that’s indistinguishable from physical PC’s or workstations across a wide range of devices

  • Enable wider business mobility: With virtual workspaces that deliver a physical PC experience for every user, and every app including office productivity, multimedia and more.
  • Workstation-class graphics: Extending the trusted benefits of NVIDIA Quadro, NVIDIA Quadro vDWS delivers rich, GPU-accelerated graphics with workstation-class performance to end users across locations and devices from PCs, Macs, Thin Clients, Chromebooks, tablets and mobile devices to maximize workplace productivity.
  • Secure, real-time collaboration from the data center or cloud: Support for secure access to large graphics datasets to enhance workspace collaboration for designers and engineers, from anywhere.

Data Security and Certified Applications


Gain peace of mind with centralized data protection, and certification by NVIDIA and VMware for leading 3D applications

  • Greater security for mission-critical data: Centralization of graphics data sets helps enable greater security across multiple locations and devices.
  • Certification for industry’s leading 3D applications: Full support with NVIDIA and VMware for the industry’s leading ISV applications like Siemens and ESRI, for fast and easy ramp up for organizations across all industries at scale.

Single Platform, Lower Costs


Only Horizon 7 provides customers with a single solution that includes the leading hypervisor vSphere, to deliver NVIDIA virtual GPU more affordably than ever before

  • NVIDIA Virtual GPU Ready : VMware vSphere and NVIDIA bring the full power of graphics acceleration to VMware Horizon virtual desktops with best-in-class performance, high consolidation ratios and reduced storage requirements.
  • Lower cost of acquisition: VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus comes bundled with every edition of Horizon 7, allowing customers to get started with NVIDIA GRID and virtual desktops for less.
  • Single platform for reduced OpEx: Drive down support and operational costs when supporting NVIDIA vGPU with a single end-to-end platform from VMware, using familiar tools like vROps and vSphere live migration.

Customer Success Stories

Nebraska Medicine  

Nebraska Medicine uses NVIDIA Quadro vDWS to improve diagnostic accuracy and quality of care. Healthcare professionals can seamlessly access medical imaging and other graphics-intensive app.


Häagen-Dazs improves user experience and productivity of their digital workplace on Windows 10 with GPU acceleration.

Honda R&D  

Honda provides users with high quality performance when working on large designs and 3D analysis with a workstation-like experience on any device.


CannonDesign provides geographically dispersed teams the ability to collaborate in real-time in the same files at the same time.

University of Arkansas  

University of Arkansas provides virtual labs to students who can now access graphics-intensive 3D CAD/CAM and CAE applications 24/7, on any device