1. What is the NVIDIA Business Platform?
  2. Who is NVIDIA?
  3. What are the benefits of the NVIDIA Business Platform?
  4. How does the NVIDIA Business Platform relate to AMD’s Commercial Stable Image Platform?
  5. How can NVIDIA help me with my business?
  6. What is NVIDIA Unified Stable Image?
  7. How do component manufacturers and system builders receive NVIDIA Business Platform certification?
  8. How does the NVIDIA Business Platform lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)?
  1. What is the NVIDIA Business Platform?

    NVIDIA Business Platform™ Certified PCs lower total cost of ownership for your organization. Through a comprehensive certification and testing program, NVIDIA Unified Stable Image for driver support across PC configurations and generations, and integration with leading remote management applications, NVIDIA delivers the quality, stability, and manageability that IT managers demand in a stable image platform. Combining industry-leading NVIDIA Quadro® NVS business graphics and NVIDIA nForce® media and communications processor (MCPs) with AMD Commercial Stable Image Platform (CSIP) processors, NVIDIA Business Platform PCs offer essential technology for the best Microsoft® Windows Vista™ experience.

  2. Who is NVIDIA?

    NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA's customers include global corporations, top PC OEMs, IT system builders, and consumer electronics companies worldwide who choose NVIDIA technology as a core component for their products. For fiscal year 2006, NVIDIA had record revenue of $2.4 billion, increasing net income 202 percent year-over-year and achieving its seventh consecutive year of profitability. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

  3. What are the benefits of the NVIDIA Business Platform?

    • Certified NVIDIA hardware and software enhances PC quality

      Certified NVIDIA Business Platform hardware and software enhances PC quality. With tens of thousands of hours of stress, stability, and application testing on both NVIDIA hardware and NVIDIA Unified Stable Image software, NVIDIA Business Platform PCs are built with your most demanding users in mind. NVIDIA works. NVIDIA Business Platform certification takes the worry out of managing PCs.

    • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with NVIDIA Unified Stable Image

      NVIDIA Business Platform Certified PCs lower total cost of ownership with NVIDIA Unified Stable Image. Combining graphics, networking, storage, and core logic drivers into a single image and with support across PC configurations and platform generations, NVIDIA Unified Stable Image simplifies deployment and maintenance of PCs in your organization.

    • Designed for Manageability

      NVIDIA Business Platform Certified PCs are designed for manageability with built-in hardware support and integration with leading remote management applications. Wake-on-LAN and PXE technology allow remote boot, restart, and shutdown of PCs. NVIDIA remote management plug-ins enable advanced configuration. Reduce desk-side visits with NVIDIA Business Platform.

    • Essential for the best Microsoft Windows Vista experience

      NVIDIA Business Platform Certified PCs, featuring NVIDIA Quadro NVS business graphics and NVIDIA nForce core logic, are essential for the best Microsoft Windows Vista experience. Industry-leading NVIDIA Quadro NVS graphics delivers the premium Windows Aero user interface for improved end-user productivity while the high-bandwidth NVIDIA nForce architecture delivers optimized system performance for Windows Vista PCs.

  4. How does the NVIDIA Business Platform relate to AMD’s Commercial Stable Image Platform?

    At the foundation of the NVIDIA Business Platform are AMD Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64, and Sempron, processors in the Commercial Stable Image Platform (CSIP) family. The NVIDIA Business Platform and AMD CSIP processors are synchronized on a yearly cadence, providing superior performance with processors guaranteed to be available for at least a 12-month IT purchase cycle.

    The NVIDIA Business Platform adds additional value to the AMD CSIP program through its leading processors, stable image program, comprehensive certification program, and close software partnerships:

    • NVIDIA Quadro NVS graphics processing units

    • NVIDIA nForce media and communications processors

    • NVIDIA Unified Stable Image

    • NVIDIA Business Platform Motherboard Certification

    • NVIDIA Business Platform System Builder Certification

    • Close software partnerships with leading remote management and security software vendors

  5. How can NVIDIA help me with my business?

    Did you know?

    • 7 of 10 global financial services firms rely on NVIDIA technology for multi-displays
    • 9 out of 10 automobiles are designed on NVIDIA-powered workstations
    • 3 out of 4 AMD Opteron PCI Express servers rely on NVIDIA core logic, powering the back offices of businesses around the world

    NVIDIA technology powers a number of commercial products. In addition to graphics processors built into top desktops, notebooks, workstations, cell phones, and consumer electronic devices, you can find NVIDIA media and communication processors (MCPs) in enterprise server offerings from leading OEMs like HP and Sun Microsystems. As the clear market leader in supplying NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards and NVIDIA Quadro chipsets to the professional workstation market, NVIDIA has a built a reputation with its business customers as a technology leader with strong execution ability. NVIDIA built its strong position in the marketplace through partnerships with industry leaders like AMD, Dell, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and Sony. With the NVIDIA Business Platform, NVIDIA again has partnered with industry leaders, including motherboard manufacturers, system builders, and software vendors.

  6. What is NVIDIA Unified Stable Image?

    NVIDIA Unified Stable Image defines the software foundation of the NVIDIA Business Platform. It combines drivers for graphics, networking, storage, and other media and communication processor (MCP) functionality into a single unified driver. NVIDIA delivers a single binary image deployment across all platforms regardless of integrated or discrete graphics configurations and offers forward and backward compatibility across multiple generations of NVIDIA Business Platform PCs. With tens of thousands of hours of stress, stability, and application testing, NVIDIA Business Platform PCs are built with your most demanding users in mind.

  7. How do component manufacturers and system builders receive NVIDIA Business Platform certification?

    NVIDIA partners with motherboard manufacturers to specify motherboard design, approved hardware components, approved peripherals, and required software interfaces. To receive NVIDIA Business Platform certification, motherboard manufacturers must meet all specifications and pass NVIDIA’s extensive certification test suite conducted by NVIDIA which validates all on-board hardware and software performance. System builders run a comprehensive compliance test suite on an NVIDIA Business Platform candidate system to validate certified motherboard, NVIDIA GPUs and MCPs, NVIDIA Unified Stable Image software, AMD CSIP Processor, and peripherals. System builders submit results of the compliance test for certification to NVIDIA who will audit all results. If test results are within acceptable levels, the system builder receives an NVIDIA Business Platform certification.

  8. How does the NVIDIA Business Platform lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)?

    By aligning IT purchasing cycles with NVIDIA Business Platform’s yearly cadence, IT managers can qualify a system only once per year within their environment and continue to buy an identical PC image from system builders for at least one year.  IT managers will no longer need to re-qualify multiple times per year and per system builder, saving countless person-hours that can be re-assigned to higher value projects.



 
 
 
 
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