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How Does GPU Virtualization Boost Data Center Efficiency?

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

GPU virtualization provides several advantages to data center environments. How do these benefits contribute to data center efficiency. Here is a look.

GPU virtualization provides several advantages to data center environments. Examples include reduced usage of CPU resources, better user experience, and running intensive applications. However, administrators must ensure that these GPUs are used efficiently to avoid virtualization overhead and cost wastage.

Contemporary use of Graphics Processing Units (GPU) varies a lot from the original intended use of the technology - to provide support for visual displays. These days, there are specialized GPUs created just for virtualization purposes in server environments. Here is a look at how GPU virtualization improves efficiency in data centers.

Implementation of GPU Virtualization

Due to their highly parallel structure, GPUs can process hundreds of thousands of small programs at once. Modern GPUs use caches, register files, frame-buffers, and other hardware that increase their capabilities and performance. These variances enable companies to make use of GPUs in ways that suit their particular processing needs.

Companies now have many GPU options to choose from for virtualization - many leading brands compete against each other in producing the best GPU specs for data center usage. Administrators use GPU virtualization (vGPU) for increasing server density and thereby ensuring an improved user experience. With GPUs, they can also reduce the overall CPU usage for certain specific applications and their workloads.

Furthermore, vGPUs can support published applications and thereby improving virtual desktop abilities and help in the migration of complex, high-end applications and workstations from clouds to data centers.

Boosting Efficiency in Data Centers

Data center administrators who depend on virtual desktop interfaces (VDI) might observe suboptimal performance in the virtual systems they operate. The primary cause for this can be that the non-GPU-enabled servers cannot handle GPU-specific tasks efficiently. However, taking advantage of vGPU will enable them to carry out the required processes and also allow them to run complex graphics without any significant reduction in performance.

Several companies (automobile companies are a prominent example) are migrating to and implementing fully virtualized environments with the help of GPU virtualization technology. The benefits they reap include managing complicated operational tasks within data centers, improved cost-management, saved CPU cycles, and reduced computing resource consumption.

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