HP Unveils Servers with Nvidia Grid Support and Thin Clients Solutions

Updated HP Graphics Server Blades Deliver High Performance for Virtualized Environments

by Anton Shilov
08/20/2013 | 11:56 PM

Hewlett-Packard this week announced its most powerful thin client solution, the HP t820 flexible series thin client, to help businesses thrive with outstanding performance, security and manageability. HP also announced support for new Nvidia Grid graphics processing units (GPUs) for the HP WS460c generation 8 (Gen8) graphics server blade.


The HP t820 flexible series thin client offers users powerful performance and graphics combined with enterprise-level security, ensuring an organization’s sensitive data is secured on the server even if its devices are compromised, lost or stolen. Aimed at reducing price per user and boosting performance for graphics in virtualized environments, the HP WS460c – combined with the HP multi-GPU carrier, a graphics adapter card enabling up to eight users per blade – delivers the most comprehensive blade server graphics portfolio.

“There is new and growing demand in today’s market for quad-core processing and multimedia graphics on thin clients. With the HP t820, we have delivered a more advanced thin client solution to give companies the speed and performance required for their most demanding applications,” said Jeff Groudan, marketing director of thin clients at HP.

The HP t820 – which is based on Intel Core i5 or Intel Pentium microprocessor – is eight times faster than the HP t610 flexible thin client and can control large amounts of data and multiple applications at once, allowing employees to increase productivity by viewing information on more than one monitor. The HP t820 supports three large monitors out of the box, and with an AMD Radeon HD 7650A MXM graphics card and with one or more optional multistream DisplayPort hubs, it can expand to seven high-definition (HD) monitors.

The HP t820 is also equipped with enterprise-level security with fiber-optic networking, Intel vPro technology, BIOS implemented to NIST guidelines and TPM chipset. Preboot authentication and connections allow users in private industries to securely log on to their protected network.

The HP t820 is VMware Horizon View certified and RFX certified for Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard (WES) 7 E operating systems, giving users the flexibility to deploy and manage the virtual desktop solution that best fits their needs.

As the industry’s first bladed technology that enables multiple virtualized graphics users per blade, the HP WS460c Gen8 server with Nvidia Grid or multi-GPU carrier lowers the cost per user while delivering levels of graphics performance previously unavailable for desktop virtualization users. The Nvidia Grid K1 and K2 GPU adapters also enable multiple media-rich PC or high-end graphics users per blade by providing graphics capability to each virtual machine.

The HP t820 is planned to be available worldwide in November. Pricing is available upon request. The HP WS460c Gen8 graphics server blade with Nvidia Grid GPUs is planned to be available worldwide this fall. Pricing starts at just under $9000.