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Agravante

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Czarina Agravante

Mart Doyle

MIS2501


Section 1

6 October

2011

Graphics Card Application Acceleration

According to Gartner, the graphics card application accelerator is just “sliding into the
trough” of the 2011 Hype Cycle for Server Technologies. While
the technology
does not seem
to live up to its

expectations, I believe it has the potential to improve our company and its
servers.
These accelerators have

the ability and capacity for the use of high
-
perform
ance
graphics in servers. They

will allow us t
o use host
-
based graphics hardware acceleration to
offload the graphics processing needed to support hundreds of Windows 7 virtual desktops

(Simpson)
. Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Autodesk are a few vendors that are now coming out
with products that use or

help the use o
f graphics cards accelerators which is why this technology
would be beneficial to our company.


The graphics card application has the ability to simultaneously process hundreds of pixels
in parallel to speed
up
the task of rendering an ima
ge
in order
to increase
our server’s individual
network
. This upcoming technology has allowed servers to gain access to 256 to 512 additional
cores
compared to

the typical servers which only have 16 to 64 cores

(Gartner)
. The application
has the ability

to rapidly manipulate and alter memory so the building of images in a frame
buffer is accelerated. By invest
ing

in this new technology it will also give our company the
potential to multi
-
root I/O virtualization which can share the graphics engine betwee
n multiple
servers

(Simpson)
.

The graphics card application is used within several technologies including
Adobe Flash Player
which will run video streams smoothly on our machines for internet
streaming (Savov). This will benefit our company for a clearer

video on online conferences and
other internet video streaming.


Over a three
-
year period, t
he amount
the graphics card accelerator
will cost our company
will eventually pay off after the initial installation

by the increased revenue our company will be
r
eceiving
. The preparation and installation costs will be covered by our profit after the launch of
the graphics application card

because of the increased productivity
. This will allow our
company’s productivity to increase because of the faster speed of
image download and quality.
The use of the accelerator will
also
produce substantially higher effective performance. The
graphics car
d accelerator

applications will
increase accuracy, create quicker results and a better
understanding of risks which will
improve the business results and competitiveness

(Gartner)
.

These improvements will only better our company but for only a fraction of what our profits will
potentially be.

Agravante

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Works Cited

http://dcsblog.burtongroup.com/data_center_strategies/2010/03/is
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that
-
a
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graphics
-
card
-
in
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my
-
server.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra
phics_processing_unit

http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/17/adobes
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flash
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player
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10
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1
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beta
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gpu
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acceleration
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tested
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document/