Exponential-e, has developed a Desktop-as-a-Service for Graphic Processing Units (DaaS GPU) in conjunction with London-based VFX studio Jellyfish Pictures. Exponential-e harnesses the power of NVIDIA GPUs in a desktop environment hosted in the cloud.
“The nature of the VFX industry is project-based with companies often requiring technology resources and freelancers on demand,” explained Lee Wade, CEO of Exponential-e. “DaaS – GPU will enable VFX studios to quickly respond to fluctuating project requirements by providing easy access to additional computing resource that can be deployed anywhere in the world.”
“London’s VFX industry is considered to be a world leader. DaaS – GPU will help it maintain that competitive edge by providing enterprise class facilities at globally competitive prices,” continued Wade.
Built using NVIDIA’s GRID Technology for high performance graphics-accelerated computing power and VMware Horizon DaaS Platform for Service Providers, Exponential-e’s DaaS – GPU is delivered on its cloud-ready super-fast 100Gig Ethernet Layer 2 VPLS network.
Jeremy Smith, CTO of Jellyfish Pictures concluded, “Jellyfish Pictures is now capable of moving from a CapEx business model to an OpEx structure. Through our work with Exponential-e and NVIDIA, we will be able to create a system that allows work to be shared in realtime between our studios so that our employees and contract/remote workers can effectively collaborate on projects all on the same logical workspace.”
Image: Cool bear commercial for Samsung Appliances exceeds 15 millions views. CGI by Jellyfish Pictures.