An industry first 'visual computing appliance' has been
). This new offering from the graphic chip maker is expected to
help businesses deliver ultra-fast GPU performance to any client
using Windows, Linux or Mac operating systems in their
Christened "NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance (VCA),"
this is a powerful GPU-based system, which has the capability of
running complex applications from companies like Adobe Systems
Incorporated, Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes, sending graphics
output over a network structure, which can be displayed on a
client computer. GRID provides a visually rewarding graphics
experience that a company may otherwise derive from an expensive,
Although it's a cost effective offering from NVIDIA, the VCA
is mostly targeted at small businesses and it may not present
itself as a game changer. Even after a thorough consideration of
the GRID platform previously provided by the company, it can only
present itself as a high-quality, low-latency, multi-device
gaming network available on any connected PC, Mac, tablet,
smartphone or TV.
We believe it's a positive step for the company and NVIDIA's
long-term vision is entirely valid. This is a good followup
product from he company, after the company recently unveiled
Project Shield, and the yet to be released portable gaming
device, backed by Tegra 4.
Moreover, NVIDIA's newly introduced Tegra 4 has four distinct
features and is increasingly being used in
) Nexus 7,
) Surface tablet, HTC's One X smartphone and
) PSP hand-held gaming device. This new technology is especially
attractive to game manufacturers as it consumes 45% less
So, NVIDIA is constantly making efforts to introduce new
products that have the potential to attain t instant popularity.
These products are especially targeted at the Asia Pacific
region, as industry experts expect this region to determine the
immediate future of the gaming market. Although Asia is a big
gaming, the video gaming industry in BRIC countries other than
Asia is expected to grow in line with their economic
In a recent investor briefing session, NVDA shared its plan
for future growth and the new devices it is planning to launch to
win more customers. The company claims that it is making
strategic moves to expand its Enterprise Grid Server, VCA and
Gaming platforms. Although the company seems to be driven by big
ambitions, the ever-increasing competition facing the
server-gaming industry may pose some challenges for the
Currently, NVIDIA holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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