Accelerated Computing for Professional Visualization

High-performance visual computing in the data center.

From rendering and virtualization to engineering analysis and data science, accelerate multiple workloads on any device with GPU-accelerated NVIDIA-Certified Systems for professional visualization. A highly flexible reference design combines high-end NVIDIA GPUs with NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software, and high-performance networking empowers creators. These NVIDIA-Certified systems deliver exceptional graphics and compute power, enabling artists and engineers to do their best work anywhere. As a result, companies operate at a fraction of the cost, space, and power of CPU-based solutions.

The ray-tracing capabilities of NVIDIA RTX help artists push the boundaries of content creation. Arnold GPU is now available, and we’re excited to see how our users will take advantage of the unprecedented rendering speeds and amazing efficiency.

—  Chris Vienneau, Senior Director of Media and Entertainment Products, Autodesk

Cinesite was proud to be an early partner with NVIDIA on the RTX technology platform, but we never expected results this dramatic. We can iterate faster, more frequently, and with higher quality. This will completely change how our artists work.

— Michele Sciolette, CTO, Cinesite

NVIDIA RTX vWS made it so that 98–99% of our users could use the virtual environment just like a physical machine sitting in front of them. Users are actually reporting back that it performs exactly the same as a physical machine.

— Wesley Struble, CAD System Administrator, DENSO International America

One of the biggest challenges in virtual production is achieving physically accurate lighting in real time. RTX technology enables real-time ray tracing within our Genesis platform, making photorealism possible for the first time ever live on set.

— Francesco Giordana, Real-Time Software Architect, MPC Film

To give our artists more compute power, we can easily increase NVIDIA vGPU profile sizes and reduce the number of users we put on each server. We don’t need to replace any equipment.

— Daire Byrne, Global Head of Systems, DNEG

Delivering the Most Powerful Virtual Workstations

GPU-accelerated NVIDIA-Certified Systems combined with NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS) software can simplify the deployment of a high-performance, cost-effective infrastructure. So companies get a  tested and certified solution with industry-leading partners and ISV applications on trusted OEM servers. It enables professionals to do their work from anywhere while increasing productivity, improving data center utilization, and reducing IT and maintenance costs. Deploy powerful virtual workstations with support for NVIDIA RTX technology to deliver advanced graphics capabilities and tackle workloads ranging from interactive rendering to graphics-rich virtual workstations running design and visualization applications or game development. 

Powerful Virtual Workstations

Accelerated and Validated Solutions from Desktop to Data Center

  • Rendering
  • Engineering Simulation
    and Analysis
  • Data
  • Collaborative
  • AR/VR
  • Scalable


Render final frames quicker or boost local workstation rendering performance with the power of GPU acceleration. By utilizing software accelerated by NVIDIA RTX™ technology, designers and artists can render jobs offline and produce final ray-traced images at a fraction of the time of traditional CPU-based render nodes. Even achieve fully interactive, photorealistic visualization in the application viewport by connecting to one or more servers to boost desktop performance.

Offline Rendering

Image courtesy of Image Engine ©NETFLIX.

Engineering Simulation and Analysis

Set up, test, and iterate on complex simulations faster with servers for professional visualization, which deliver the massive computing power needed to drive simulation and generative design software tools. When coupled with RTX vWS software, engineers can design by day and compute by night from anywhere. GPU-powered parallel processing accelerates 32-bit simulation codes, while the latest generation RT Cores and Tensor Cores help RTX technology-enabled applications render more physically accurate results faster. Combining multiple NVIDIA GPUs with RTX vWS allows engineers to run simulations more quickly, smoothly, and securely, processing higher-fidelity models in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment. 

Computer-Aided Engineering

Image courtesy of Altair

Data Science

Data science requires powerful computing capabilities to turn massive amounts of data into valuable insights. With NVIDIA GPUs and RTX vWS, data scientists can provision multiple high-performance data science workstations to bring GPU-acceleration to their entire workflow in a virtualized environment, from data preparation and model training to visualization. NVIDIA CUDA-X AI and containers from the NGC catalog feature a collection of software-accelerated libraries like RAPIDS™ and XGBoost to completely transform data science and AI workloads, allowing data scientists to make predictions faster than ever before.

NVIDIA Data Science Workstations

Collaborative Design

The journey from ideation to creation is a multi-stage process that requires close collaboration between design and development teams. With NVIDIA Omniverse™, a leading-edge digital collaboration platform, engineers and designers can simplify workflows for real-time graphics. Running the Omniverse platform with RTX vWS software streamlines 2D and 3D product pipelines for design teams working in various industries. Built around the latest industry standards for design collaboration, it lets you  maintain live connections between industry-standard applications and NVIDIA Omniverse View.

Collaborative Design

Augmented and Virtual Reality at the Edge

Bringing GPU visualization to the edge requires expertise across cloud orchestration, virtualization, 5G network operations, and more. Accelerate time to visualization at the edge with servers for extended reality (XR) 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC), a full-stack hardware and software solution. By combining NVIDIA RTX GPUs with RTX vWS software and the NVIDIA CloudXR™ SDK, developers can securely run and scale XR applications to untethered devices across 5G networks anywhere. 

AR and VR at the Edge

Scalable Visualization Solutions

Drive dynamic, large-scale environments with servers configured for scalable visualization, allowing professionals to easily deploy and manage large-display environments from the data center. So whether developing the next theme park attraction or creating multi-sided cave automatic virtual environments (CAVE),  it’s easier than ever to drive the most immersive visual experiences.

Scalable Visualization Solutions

Do Your Life’s Work from Anywhere

As the world shifts to remote work, professionals still need access to the same high-performance technology they relied on in the office. Get the graphics and compute power you need to tackle any workload from anywhere without compromising quality or performance. From thin and light laptops to powerful virtual workstations, NVIDIA remote solutions deliver everything you need to carry on with business as usual.

NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise

Transform your workflows, achieve new heights of production quality and scale. Bring remote 3D collaboration and physically-accurate simulation to the enterprise with the NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise platform.

  • Tested and optimized to run on NVIDIA-Certified Systems with NVIDIA RTX, from laptops and workstations, to the data center
  • Flexible deployment, from small workgroups to globally-distributed teams
  • Available by subscription from NVIDIA’s global partner network
  • Includes 24/7 NVIDIA Enterprise Support services


GPU-accelerated NVIDIA-Certified Systems are at the core of NVIDIA’s professional broadcast infrastructure, enabling many applications like real-time graphics, video streaming, AI capabilities, and accelerated computing. Transition to SMPTE ST 2110 with production-proven technology relied upon by modern broadcasters and partner vendors who are leading the industry’s adoption of IP Video.

GPU-Accelerated Software Partners

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GPU Specifications

GPU Features NVIDIA A40 NVIDIA L40 NVIDIA RTX A6000 NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation
Architecture NVIDIA Ampere Architecture NVIDIA Ada Lovelace Architecture NVIDIA Ampere Architecture NVIDIA Ada Lovelace Architecture
GPU Memory 48 GB GDDR6 48 GB GDDR6 48 GB GDDR6 48 GB GDDR6
Max Power Consumption 300 Watts 300 Watts 300 Watts 300 Watts
Thermal Solution Passive Passive Active Active
Display Connector 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
(off by default)
4x DisplayPort 1.4a
(on by default)
4x DisplayPort 1.4a
(on by default)
4x DisplayPort 1.4a
(on by default)
Resources Learn more about NVIDIA A40

View NVIDIA A40 Product Brief (PDF 383 KB)

View NVIDIA Data Center GPU Line Card (PDF 69 KB)
Learn more about NVIDIA L40 Learn more about NVIDIA RTX A6000

View NVIDIA RTX A6000 Data Sheet (PDF 393 KB)
Learn more about NVIDIA RTX 6000

For a full list of NVIDIA-Certified servers, visit the Server Catalog.

Server Partners for Professional Visualization

Advanced HPC
DELL Technologies
GPL Technologies
International Computer Concepts
Penguin Computing
Quanta Computer
RAVE Computer

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