Six leading international cloud-gaming companies plan to use the NVIDIA® GRID™ Cloud Gaming Platform to deliver gaming services to global broadband companies. The NVIDIA GRID Platform enables the smooth, seamless interactive experience of a high-performance gaming PC anywhere, on any screen – including smart TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones.
NVIDIA GRID is a server designed to concurrently serve up to 36 times more HD-quality game streams than first-generation cloud-gaming systems, while reducing lag. It is fully integrated with a high density of NVIDIA® GPUs, specialized graphics-application streaming software and NVIDIA® VGX™ Hypervisor technology, which allows multiple users to share a GPU.
Initial partners on the NVIDIA GRID Platform include Agawi; Cloud Union; Cyber Cloud Technologies; G-cluster Global; Playcast Media Systems; and Ubitus.
“By using the NVIDIA GRID Platform, our partners will allow gamers to play anywhere, anytime, without being tethered to a box,” said Phil Eisler, general manager of cloud gaming at NVIDIA. “The world’s most exciting games can now be played as easily as you can stream a movie, right onto your TV or mobile device. No more discs to shuffle or files to download and install. Just click and play.”
Densest GPU Architecture, Broadest Compatibility, Best Interactivity
Consumers already enjoy the benefits of cloud computing to store email and photos and to stream music and movies. The NVIDIA GRID Platform builds on this capability by moving high-end gaming to the cloud, eliminating the need for consumers to manage game discs or fit game consoles next to flat-screen TVs.
The NVIDIA GRID Platform delivers three key attributes:
- Densest GPU system architecture: NVIDIA GRID provides the highest number of concurrent, interactive data streams by using multi-GPU servers and sophisticated NVIDIA VGX GPU-sharing technology. Each server can deliver up to 36 game streams.
- Broadest compatibility and scalability: NVIDIA GRID software and drivers enable interactive streaming of the widest range of games – from casual games using low-graphics capabilities with a high density of streams, to high-performance titles requiring high-graphics capabilities.
- Best interactivity: NVIDIA GRID delivers streamed content for seamless interaction without noticeable lag or latency. NVIDIA GRID technology reduces game server latency by up to 30 milliseconds compared to prior solutions, which effectively hides the network delivery time. Game play from an NVIDIA GRID server feels like that from a console next to a TV.
NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming Demonstrated Directly to LG Smart TV at CES
At next week’s 2013 International CES event, NVIDIA will demonstrate the NVIDIA GRID Platform streaming games to an LG 55LA6900 Smart TV at 1080p resolution. Among the high-performance games that will be shown are “Assassin’s Creed III” by Ubisoft.
“LG is very impressed by the capabilities of NVIDIA’s GRID Platform to deliver high-quality game streams directly to LG Smart TVs without a game console,” said Bae-Geun Kang, vice president, head of Software Development Group, TV Research Lab, LG. “The NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming experience on an LG 55LA6900 Smart TV is beautiful to watch, easy to use and fun to play. It is just like the ShowBox App or Netflix for games.”
More information is available on the NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming Platform website.