Building HPC Infrastructure for A New Era of Remote Workers

With AMAX BrainMax Server & NVIDIA Quadro vDWS

As the world shifts to working remote, professionals, creators, and scientists still need access to the same high-performance technology they rely on in the office or labs. Today’s remote work is more than emails and conference calls. Remote workers need to accelerate complex workloads such as interactive graphics, machine learning, analytics, and AI.

With proper infrastructure set up on-prem, AMAX BrainMax Servers, powered with NVIDIA Quadro RTX™ technology and NVIDIA Quadro vDWS, enable the performance to meet your needs remotely. Making virtualized workspaces accessible to an entire workforce to run any workload from home or anywhere at any time.

Bring BrainMax Servers to Every Virtual Workload

AMAX BrainMax Solutions combined with NVIDIA Quadro vDWS extends the power of NVIDIA GPUs to virtual desktops, workstations and any application in accelerating graphics and compute power.

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Form Factor2U
Processor FamilyDual Socket 2nd Gen. Intel® Xeon® Scalable
NetworkingDual port Gigabit
GPU4 x Quadro RTX
Drive Bays8 x hot-swap 3.5" HDD bays
Product Details

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Form Factor4U
Processor FamilyDual Socket 2nd Gen. Intel® Xeon® Scalable
NetworkingDual port Gigabit
GPU8 x Quadro RTX
Drive Bays8 x 2.5" hot-swap HDD/SSD bays
Product Details

Build a work-at-home environment to access high performance computing resources and develop intelligent applications unique to your workflows, and accelerate areas such as interactive graphics, machine learning, analytics and AI.

NVIDIA vGPU Architecture

Under the control of the Virtual GPU Manager running under the hypervisor, the physical GPUs are capable of supporting multiple virtual GPU devices (vGPUs) that can be assigned directly to guest VMs.

Guest VMs use vGPUs in the same manner as a physical GPU that has been passed through by the hypervisor: an NVIDIA driver loaded in the guest VM provides direct access to the GPU for performance-critical fast paths, and a paravirtualized interface to the  Virtual GPU Manager is used for non-performant management operations.

Figure 1. NVIDIA vGPU System Architecture.

Each NVIDIA vGPU is analogous to a conventional GPU, having a fixed amount of GPU framebuffer, and one or more virtual display outputs or “heads”. The vGPU’s framebuffer is allocated out of the physical GPU’s framebuffer at the time the vGPU is created, and the vGPU retains exclusive use of that framebuffer until it is destroyed.

All vGPUs resident on a physical GPU share access to the GPU’s engines including the graphics (3D), video decode, and video encode engines.

Figure 2. NVIDIA vGPU Internal Architecture

Virtualize Any Application

Architecture

Empower architects, engineers, and designers to collaborate in real time on designs with virtual workstations powered by Quadro vDWS.

Common Applications: Adobe® Creative Cloud®, Allplan, ANSYS, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Bentley AECOsim, Bentley MicroStation.

Financial Services

Run network-heavy applications on up to four 5K monitors, with security, redundancy, and continuity.

Common Applications: Bloomberg, Reuters, Eikon, and other electronic trading platforms.

Healthcare

Deliver remote access for 3D volumetric
viewing and editing of images to
radiologists, physicians, and medical
imaging specialists

Common Applications: PACS (Picture
Archiving and Communication System),
Eclipse Medical Imaging.

Energy

Enable geoscientists to remotely access large seismic datasets residing securely in the data center to make multi-milliondollar drilling decisions.

Common Applications: Autodesk AutoCAD, ANSYS Fluent, Dassault Systèmes CATIA, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, Esri ArcGIS, Landmark, Schlumberger Petrel.

Education

Liberate the lab and provide access to graphics-intensive 3D software traditionally only found in on-campus physical labs—on any device, from anywhere.

Common Applications: Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Revit, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, Esri ArcGIS.

Government

Deliver high-quality, simulated training cost-effectively via 3D graphics–rich virtual workstations.

Common Applications: Autodesk
AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, ANSYS,
Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS,
Esri ArcGIS Pro, Siemens PLM NX

Manufacturing

Compress design cycles and accelerate time-to-market, while protecting sensitive data, by enabling virtual access to photorealistic 3D models.

Common Applications: ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS Mechanical, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk 3ds Max, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes CATIA, PTC Creo, Siemens PLM NX

Media and Entertainment

Remotely edit video, on up to two 8K
monitors, and bring on new contractors in
minutes while keeping video files securely
in the data center.

Common Applications: Adobe Creative
Cloud, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya.

Powerful Virtual GPU Solutions

AMAX’s PowerMax virtual GPU (vGPU) solutions extend the power of the NVIDIA GPU to improve virtual desktops and applications with a consistently great user experience for everyone, from remote office workers to mobile professionals to designers and engineers that need to work from anywhere.

Virtual GPUs also extend the benefits of hypervisor-based server virtualization for GPU-enabled servers, so data center admins can run any compute-intensive workload that requires GPUs in a virtual machine (VM). AMAX’s vGPU products bring the graphics-accelerated experience found in billions of today’s computing devices to the virtualized data center, enabling IT to centralize applications and extend the reach of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to the entire workforce.

Virtual Desktops

Give business users an uncompromised experience on any device.

Cost Optimized VDI

PowerMax VG-240M

Flexibility Optimized VDI

PowerMax VG-260T
  • 2-socket, 2U rack server 2 – 4 vCPUs
  • 4 GB – 8 GB memory (per user)
  • Up to 3x NVIDIA M10 GPUs (1B profile)
  • Up to 96 concurrent user (CCU) licenses NVIDIA GRID vPC software
  • 2-socket, 2U rack server
  • 2 – 4 vCPUs
  • 4 GB – 8 GB memory (per user)
  • Up to 6x NVIDIA T4 GPUs1 (1B profile)
  • Up to 96 CCU licenses NVIDIA GRID

Virtual Workstations

Empower professional graphics users with the flexibility to work from anywhere.

Light to Medium Use

PowerMax VG-260T

Heavy Use

PowerMax VG-240R
  • 2-socket, 2U rack server 8 vCPUs
  • 16 GB – 32 GB memory (per user)
  • Up to 6x NVIDIA T4 GPUs (4Q profile) or 2x Quadro RTX 6000 or 2x Quadro RTX 8000 (4Q or 8Q)
  • Up to 16 - 24 concurrent user (CCU) licenses NVIDIA Quadro vDWS software
  • 2-socket, 2U rack server 12+ vCPUs
  • 96 GB memory (per user)
  • Up to 2x Quadro RTX 6000 or 2x Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs (8Q or 12Q)
  • Up to 8 - 12 concurrent user (CCU) licenses NVIDIA Quadro vDWS

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