NVIDIA GRID NVENC Availability for hardware-accelerated protocol encode – RGS, Blast Extreme, NICE DVC, Citrix ICA/HDX

Answer ID 4187
Published 06/30/2016 01:37 PM
Updated 09/15/2016 02:03 PM

NVIDIA GRID NVENC Availability for hardware-accelerated protocol encode - RGS, Blast Extreme, NICE DVC, Citrix ICA/HDX


Hardware-accelerated H.264 encoding on NVIDIA Kepler and Maxwell cards is available for a number of VDI and similar solutions.

Citrix

The current XenDesktop version 7.8 supports NVENC for Linux VMs with its HDX 3D Pro VDA but not Windows OS VMs. Versions 7.7 and lower do not support hardware accelerated H.264 encode. See Citrix announcement for details of supported Linux OSs: https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2016/04/04/virtualize-linux-3d-applications-with-hdx-3d-pro-for-linux/. Support may change with future versions.

Update: Citrix XenDesktop 7.11 introduced support for Windows as well as Linux OSs with support for multi-monitors on both Linux and Windows OSs. You can read about the HDX/XenDesktop 7.11 enhancements here:  https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-11/hdx/gpu-acceleration-desktop.html

VMware

The current version of Horizon 7.0.1 supports NVENC for Windows OS only and not Linux VMs. Blast Extreme protocols support CPU based H.264 encode only for Linux VMs. Support may change with future versions.

NICE DVC

Nice DVC supports NVENC Hardware-accelerated H.264 encoding on NVIDIA GRID cards for both Linux and Windows OSs.

http://www.nice-software.com/products/dcv

HP RGS

HP RGS supports NVENC Hardware-accelerated H.264 encoding on NVIDIA GRID cards for both Linux and Windows OSs.

Relevant Products

NVIDIA GRID GPU and vGPU enabled VMs

Linux (Ubuntu, SUSE, RHEL, CentOS)

Windows OSs

NVIDIA GRID GPUs including K1, K2, M6, M6, M10

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