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HP, NVIDIA partner to offer virtual reality content

HP, NVIDIA partner to offer virtual reality content
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HP has announced collaboration with NVIDIA to deliver workstations to create visually engaging and immersive virtual reality experiences.

The joint effort will see HP’S Z Workstations upgraded with NVIDIA’s VR Ready systems, equipped with NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs.

The new configurations provide the performance necessary for content creators to deliver a seamless and accurate VR experience, HP says confirming that “each configuration is tested with optional HTC Vive head mounted displays to ensure a smooth path to the creation of inspiring, immersive content.”

The new systems, which can come with up to two NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB cards, support the Scalable Link Interface (SLI), GPU Affinity API and VR Synchronization technologies, doubling the rendering power of even the most demanding VR applications and practically eliminating image tearing.

“We are embarking on a new frontier that will change how content producers and artists develop the most immersive, visually stimulating content available,” Jeff Wood, vice president, Worldwide Product Management, Workstations and Thin Clients, HP Inc says.

According to him, “HP Z desktop workstations with NVIDIA graphics are the ideal combination for this new content creation era.”

Both companies strongly believe that VR content creators who use the recommended configurations can be confident in outstanding VR performance that includes ultra-high frame rates and low latency, even with the most complex data sets.

Bob Pette, vice president, Professional Visualization, NVIDIA says “VR is expanding beyond gaming to revolutionize fields across everyday life like medicine, architecture, education, product design and retailing. Our VR Ready initiative makes it easy for professional users to adopt VR technology to make better, more informed decisions and perform their best work.”

Certified configurations for the new systems include the HP Z240 Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro M5000, HP Z640 Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro M6000 and the HP Z840 Workstation with dual NVIDIA Quadro M6000 graphics.

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