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 Virtualization Solution

​​​​Pure Virtualized Graphics

For companies considering centralized computing solutions, AMD FirePro™ S-series server cards make it easy for IT to choose one flexible, scalable solution to meet various employee needs. It’s now possible to take advantage of the processing power of the GPU to create virtual machines for users – all managed from one central, secure location.

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AMD Multiuser GPU (MxGPU). The World’s First Hardware Virtualized GPU Solution.

 

Virtual GPU

Keeping IT Simple

  • Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use: The AMD Multiuser GPU works with hypervisors to provide ease of installation. IT managers and system administrators setting up a central server within an enterprise environment can easily implement and configure the AMD Multiuser GPU.
  • Simplified Product Maintenance and Support: Easy to scale to meet the needs of a growing enterprise, there are no additional headaches to worry about in the future when more users are added to your virtualized environment (up to 16 per GPU depending on workload). Simply add them and go, users don’t have to worry about entering into a technology license or paying any fees.
MxGPU Technology

Keeping Data Secure

  • AMD Multiuser GPU Technology: Unlike software virtualization, AMD’s hardware-based virtualization solution makes it even more difficult for a hacker to break in at the hardware level. For organizations that highly value security, the new AMD Multiuser GPU is a clear option to go with for their virtualized workstation needs.

Delivering the Most Value for Your Investment

  • Outstanding Performance Per Dollar: With IT managers not having to worry about entering into a technology license or paying any additional user fees, enterprises get the full economic benefit of VDI with AMD FirePro S7150 or S7150 x2 Server GPUs.
  • Full-featured, Virtual GPU: With AMD’s implementation of the new Multiuser GPU, users are no longer as limited to what they can or can’t do in a virtualized environment. Users will have access to native AMD display drivers for OpenGL, DirectX® and OpenCL acceleration, enabling them to work as they need. Whatever a user was able to do on a local machine, they can now do in a virtualized environment using our new MxGPU technology.

 

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 AMD FirePro™ S-Series cards

Recommended AMD FirePro™ S-series cards

 AMD Multiuser GPU

The world's first hardware-based virtualized GPU solution

​Enable consistent, predictable, and secure performance from your virtualized workstation with the world’s first hardware-based virtualized GPU solution, the AMD Multiuser GPU.* This new virtualization solution from AMD will enable users to have workstation-class experiences with full ISV certifications and local desktop-like performance.

Predictable performance

An AMD graphics card equipped with our Multiuser GPU technology offers consistent, predictable performance. IT managers can easily configure these solutions to allow for up to 16 users on a single GPU. When the card is appropriately configured to meet the needs of the organization, users expect the same access to the GPU no matter their workload. There is no worry about any one user tying up the entire GPU while other users experience slow and unresponsive systems. Each user now has an equal share of the GPU to allow them to design, create, and execute their workflows.

​2-6 USERS​6-10 USERS​UP TO 16 USERS
​Workstation Performance Use Cases (Graphics intensive design applications)​Power User Use Cases (Enterprise GPU applications and CAD viewer only support)​Knowledge Worker Use Cases (Office-type applications)


Full-featured virtual GPU

Software virtualization has traditionally been a limiting factor for those who want to fully utilize GPU hardware acceleration for compute tasks under Open CL. With AMD’s implementation of the new Multiuser GPU, users are no longer as limited to what they can or can’t do in a virtualized environment. Users will have access to native AMD display drivers for OpenGL, DirectX®, and OpenCL acceleration, enabling them to work with few if any restrictions. Whatever users were able to do on a local machine they can now do using our new virtualization technology.

Data secure

Users will have peace of mind knowing that their valuable work and data cannot be viewed by other prying eyes. Unlike software virtualization, AMD’s hardware-based virtualization solution makes it extremely difficult for a hacker to break in at the hardware level, whereas with software virtualization, any breaches or holes in the underlying driver can be exploited to access a guest virtual machine in an unauthorized fashion. For organizations that highly value security, the new AMD Multiuser GPU is the clear option for their virtualized workstation needs.

Easy to set up, easy to use

The AMD Multiuser GPU works with hypervisors to provide ease of installation. IT managers and system administrators setting up a central server within an enterprise environment can easily implement and configure the AMD Multiuser GPU with a hypervisor driver no bigger than a typical word processing document. The same graphics driver used for local workstations equipped with AMD FirePro™ graphics cards can be installed and used in this virtualized environment.

AMD Multiuser GPU is designed to work on environments using VMWare vSphere/ESXi 6.0 and up, with support for remote protocols such as Horizon View, Citrix Xen Desktop, Teradici Workstation Host Software, and others.

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            ​AMD Multiuser GPU NVIDIA GRID Technology
Virtualization method Hardware​Software
OpenCL™ 2.0 acceleration support Yes ​No
Predictable performance Yes ​No
Dedicated share of local memory for increased security Yes ​No

*AMD Multiuser GPU coming soon to select AMD FirePro™-equipped graphics cards. Check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.

 Testimonials

PTC 

“We’re excited about the value the AMD FirePro™ S-Series products present to our user community by delivering an innovative hardware virtualized GPU,” said Paul Sagar, VP, PTC CAD Product Management. "We are working closely with AMD on the support and certification of PTC Creo® for the virtualized desktop to enable our customers with consistent performance and enhanced security.”

Siemens ​​

“Siemens PLM Software’s customers are always looking at new opportunities to further enhance design collaboration, while balancing security and performance challenges,” said Jim Rusk, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Siemens PLM Software. “AMD’s FirePro™ S-Series hardware-based virtualized GPUs provide our customers with technology to help enhance design collaboration through centralized work environments, easy mobile access and increased flexibility. Our certification testing shows that the AMD FirePro S-Series graphics offers an excellent solution using their hardware based virtualization technology. Workstation servers configured with the AMD FirePro S-Series allow Siemens PLM Software customers to configure a variety of virtual machines to meet the needs of their engineering teams in a centralized, easily managed environment.”

  

  

  

  

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