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ALSO CALLED: Accelerators, Graphic Media Accelerators
DEFINITION: Voodoo is a graphics accelerator chipset that, depending on the version, is used either with or instead of a computer's video adapter for a more realistic graphics display and improved interactivity, especially for games. Voodoo, originally produced by 3Dfx, is considered to be the groundbreaking 3-D graphics accelerator, providing better graphics quality and faster frame rates than competitors.The  … 
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Accelerate Graphics in Virtual Environments
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top challenges associated with demanding graphics software and explains why virtualized graphics may be the answer organizations need when it comes to overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Dell

Cisco UCS C240 M3 with NVIDIA GRID Cards for VMware Horizon View 5.3
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper is to provides specific guidelines and methods to integrate Cisco UCS C240 M3 rack servers with NVIDIA GRID K1 and/or K2 cards with VMware products so that the servers, the hypervisor and the desktop broker are ready for graphic application installation.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

E-Guide: What are 'Zero Clients,' and How are They Different from Thin Clients?
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EGUIDE: In this critical guide, desktop virtualization guru Brian Madden takes a look at "zero clients", pointing out the key differences between them and thin clients. Read on and learn how this solution can simplify the management of your virtual desktop infrastructure.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2013

Dell

NVIDIA Grid: Graphics Accelerated VDI With The Visual Performance of A Workstation
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will teach you more about the new frontier of GPUs in the cloud and how you can bypass the stumbling blocks that have prevented organizations from enabling GPU-accelerated VDI with NVIDIA Grid.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

NVIDIA

Graphics Accelerated VDI with the Visual Performance of a Workstation
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WHITE PAPER: Learn more about the history of graphics processing over the past few decades and discover a technology that enables true professional-caliber interactivity that scales smoothly with a number of concurrent users.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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GRAPHICS ACCELERATORS DEFINITION (continued): …  original version of Voodoo was 2-D/3-D; subsequent versions are 3-D. Voodoo 3 and later versions are complete replacements for the computer's video card. Earlier cards are add-ons that don't replace the video card, but work in conjunction with it. A cable from the computer's video adapter connects to the Voodoo card and then to the monitor, blocking the signal of the original adapter when 3-D acceleration is called for, but allowing the system card to function otherwise.Voodoo is considered to be particularly helpful for playing games on older and slower computers, allowing the graphics display … 
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