Run NX from the Security of the Data Center with AMD Multiuser GPU

By AntoineR

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Staying competitive in today’s global economy means accelerating product innovation and development. Virtualized workstations, delivered from the datacenter or the cloud, gives designers and engineers more work flexibility, enhanced security and consistent graphics performance that make their jobs easier and allows them more time creating and less time managing their workflow. With the latest release of Siemens’ PLM Software portfolio, AMD’s Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) technology is now certified and brings to design and manufacturing the benefits of virtualization. 

There are few things more fundamental to the competitiveness of design and engineering organizations than optimized workflows. 3D product design, visualization and life-cycle management software are powerful tools, but competitive advantage can be found in how these tools are delivered to the user and by improving coordination and information sharing across globally distributed centers of expertise. Virtualized work spaces, driven by AMD MxGPU, offer creative thinkers more autonomy, shrink the distance between teams and move the design process closer to customers. 

 HD3DVR1  engine assembly.jpgA highly detailed 3D model such as this requires a high amount of computing power.

A single server running Siemens design applications on AMD MxGPUs can support multiple engineers, working wherever they need: at the office, home or, most importantly, the client site. AMD’s new technology brings physical workstation-grade 2D and 3D graphics acceleration to the datacenter. Moving valuable datasets and models from local workstations and laptops to the datacenter eliminates the need to store and transfer multiple copies. This simplifies version control, which boosts productivity and fosters collaboration among local and remote teams. IT departments no longer need to support individual workstations with multiple hardware, OS, and application configurations. Users simply log in to their virtual desktops at any time from any supported device and receive full workstation performance and GPU acceleration. By supporting and certifying virtual desktops running on AMD MxGPU technology, Siemens PLM Software empowers customers to use their preferred design, engineering or manufacturing solution such as NX™, Tecnomatix®, or Teamcenter®.

Antoine Reymond is an industry executive for Professional Graphics, Radeon Technology Group at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.

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