Siemens has worked with NVIDIA to certify its NX CAD solution in the private cloud using NVIDIA GRID vGPU virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology.
This technology allows companies to use central servers with remote access to host software on a virtual desktop.
VDI certification eliminates the need to install NX on a local client, which helps reduce IT support costs.
Companies can run NX within their own corporate data centre and remotely display the graphics to clients running low power PCs, tablets and mobile devices.
“The key business benefits of deploying NX on the private cloud through VDI are cost reduction and flexibility,” said Jim Rusk, senior vice president, Product Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “The VDI approach to deployment has been driven by industry requirements to reduce costs while at the same time, increase innovation.
"This new delivery platform will help give design engineers greater access to NX technology so they can make smarter decisions that result in better products.”
"By supporting its applications with NVIDIA GRID virtual GPU, Siemens can deliver – from any device – the same industry-leading 3D visual experience that was previously only achievable on a workstation," commented Justin Boitano, general manager of the NVIDIA GRID business at NVIDIA.
Siemens and NVIDIA were able to help one of their joint customers, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), to deploy NX in a private cloud environment.
“By deploying Siemens’ NX in our private cloud using the NVIDIA graphics environment, we can optimise resources and eliminate strains on IT,” said Serdar Kaya, IT system engineer, TAI. “Virtual desktop infrastructure and dynamic allocation of graphics processing power for designers and engineers working with NX is a necessity for supporting our vision of moving 400 engineers to virtualised desktops and applications.
“We are constantly expanding, and our engineers require varying amounts of graphics power each day from project to project. Simply buying and maintaining more workstations and more graphics cards is costly and unmanageable.
"NX in our private cloud enables us to avoid these costs and to simplify the complexity of management while increasing our user density.”
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