Vizrt uses NVIDIA GRID for Viz Artist and Viz Engine virtualization

At the IBC Show, taking place in Amsterdam from September 12-17, Vizrt will have several Viz Artist real-time 3D modeling and animation workstations running on the new NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) and Viz Engine real-time video and graphics compositing systems running on NVIDIA GRID within its IBC booth (Hall 7/Stand A10) and at NVIDIA’s IBC booth (Hall 7/Stand J39.)

Viz Artist on GRID VCA

NVIDIA GRID VCA is an appliance designed to enable rich graphics creation in virtualized environments. Up to 8 concurrent users can share the same appliance with workstation performance and Quadro compatibility. NVIDIA GRID is a GPU solution where multiple users can share a single GPU, improving user density while providing true PC performance and compatibility. With both solutions client computers can be off-the-shelf PC, Mac OS X, or Linux systems, with no special GPU or CPU providing new possibilities on how Viz Engine and Viz Artist can be used in a private cloud.

An NVIDIA GRID-powered Viz Artist workstation removes the need for a high-capacity local workstation, and makes it possible for a design department to have Viz Artist on every desktop.

“NVIDIA GRID enables us to have up to 8 independent Viz Engines with NVIDIA Quadro power in a 4 unit rack mount chassis” said Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer of Vizrt. “Whether this setup is used for IP streaming or as a frame server for Viz NLE clients, never have more Viz Engines worked in a smaller form factor and been more cost effective.”

Enhanced Viz Engine Rendering on Desktop Platforms

With NVIDIA’s new Quadro K6000, Viz Engine can render real-time 4k graphics of unprecedented complexity and richness on desktop platforms. The Quadro K6000 incorporates NVIDIA’s most powerful GPU with the industry’s largest 12GB GDDR5 on-board memory that translates into more richly detailed visualizations, and more realistic lighting and effects all in real time.

About Vizrt

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.