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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.

BENEFITS FOR IT:

Flexible configuration options
Support for leading virtualization technologies from Citrix®, Microsoft® and VMware®
GPU accelerate applications in virtualized environments
Ability to move more specialized professionals away from physical PCs and into the Cloud
More easily manage employee hardware and software from one central location
USER TYPE
ONE SOLUTION FOR
KNOWLEDGE WORKERS &
POWER USERS
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.
KNOWLEDGE WORKERS
The most common type of employee. They require a PC to do their job, usually a basic desktop or laptop system with office productivity applications and Internet connectivity.

Knowledge Workers are the most typical type of employee found in every business. While the work they do is valuable, they don’t need a powerful PC to get the job done. With the latest advancements in computing hardware, software and communication technologies, it’s now possible to give every employee with a robust computing experience, on par with a physical system, from the Cloud.

One GPU, Multiple Virtual Machines
In a Shared GPU model every employee still feels like they have their own PC, but in fact all of the applications and processing hardware are centrally located in the data center. The employees are actually working on a virtual machine that they access via a compatible thin or zero client.



For companies looking to take advantage of the Shared GPU model to support multiple Knowledge Workers, AMD FirePro™ S-Series server cards support Microsoft ® RemoteFX and VMware ESX 5.5.


POWER USERS
Thanks to the tremendous processing power of the GPU, Power Users working with specialized applications can be transitioned from a physical tower or mobile workstation to a virtual machine that resides in the data center. These Power Users are working with more graphics intensive applications than the typical Knowledge Worker, applications that perform best on a discrete GPU.

The ideal type of Power User who can easily transition to virtual machine is an engineer, designer or modeler currently working on a tower or mobile workstation. Depending on the applications and workload, these professionals can be transitioned via a Shared GPU model (1 GPU to many users) or to a Dedicated GPU model (1 GPU per user).



However, there are various levels of Power Users, with some needing more processing horsepower than others. With AMD FirePro™ S-Series graphics cards, and virtualization technologies from Citrix®, Microsoft® and VMware®, IT can find the right mix of hardware and software to meet a variety of end user needs.

For companies looking to take advantage of the Shared GPU model to support multiple mid-range Power Users, AMD FirePro™ S-Series server cards support Microsoft ® RemoteFX and VMware ESX 5.5.



For companies looking to take advantage of the Dedicated GPU model to support mid-range to ultra-high Power Users, AMD FirePro™ S-Series server cards support VMware ESXi 5.1 and Citrix XenDesktop® and XenApp.


FOR PRODUCT ENQUIRY
For enquiries if you are residing in India:
Manmit Desai, Business Development Manager, Professional Graphics of AMD India Private Limited
Tel: +91 9930926682 or email: Manmit.desai@amd.com
If you are residing in other countries except India, please send your enquiries to:
vincent@amdfireprohub.com
Footnote

1AMD Eyefinity™ technology can support multiple displays using a single enabled AMD FirePro™ professional graphics card; the number of supported displays varies by card model. Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Linux® is required in order to support more than 2 displays. Depending on the card model, native DisplayPort™ connectors and/or certified DisplayPort™ active or passive adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your card’s DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s) may be required. See www.amd.com/firepro for details.

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