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May 30, 2024

NVIDIA A16 GPU: Specs and Remote Work Use Case

Paul Painter, Director, Solutions Engineering

What is the NVIDIA A16?

 

As organizations embrace remote work as a long-term strategy, the NVIDIA A16, powered by the cutting-edge NVIDIA Ampere architecture, is reshaping the virtual desktop experience. Paired with NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software, the A16 sets new standards for graphics-rich VDI environments.

Let’s go over the NVIDIA A16’s specs, and discuss how it enhances user experience, reduces total cost of ownership, and offers you the versatility and flexible user profiles you need to elevate your virtual desktop experience.

 

NVIDIA A16 Specs

 

Specification Details
GPU Architecture NVIDIA Ampere architecture
GPU Memory 4x 16 GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth 4x 200 GB/s
Error-correcting code (ECC) Yes
NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based CUDA Cores 4x 1280
NVIDIA third-generation Tensor Cores 4x 40
NVIDIA second-generation RT Cores 4x 10
FP32 TF32
FP16 FP16 (TFLOPS)
INT8 INT8 (TOPS)
System Interface PCIe Gen4 (x16)
Max Power Consumption 250W
Thermal Solution Passive
Form Factor Full height, full length (FHFL) Dual Slot
Power Connector 8-pin CPU
Encode/Decode Engines 4 NVENC/8 NVDEC (includes AV1 decode)
Secure and Measured Boot with Hardware Root of Trust for GPU Yes (optional)
vGPU Software Support NVIDIA Virtual PC (vPC), NVIDIA Virtual Applications (vApps), NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS), NVIDIA AI Enterprise, NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server (vCS)
Graphics APIs DirectX 12.0, Shader Model 5.1, OpenGL 4.6, Vulkan 1.1
Compute APIs CUDA, DirectCompute, OpenCL, OpenACC

 

What are the NVIDIA A16 Features?

 

Feature Description

DESIGNED FOR ACCELERATED VDI

 

Optimized for user density and combined with NVIDIA vPC software, the A16 enables graphics-rich virtual PCs accessible from anywhere.

SUPERIOR USER EXPERIENCE

 

Increased frame rate and lower end-user latency versus CPU-only VDI result in more responsive applications and a user experience indistinguishable from a native PC or workstation.

MORE THAN 2X THE ENCODER THROUGHPUT

 

Double the encoder throughput versus the previous generation M10 provides high-performance transcoding and the multiuser performance required for multi-stream video and multimedia.

PCI EXPRESS GEN 4

 

Support for PCI Express Gen 4 data transfer speeds from CPU memory for data-intensive tasks.

AFFORDABLE VIRTUAL WORKSTATIONS

 

Large framebuffer per user for entry-level virtual workstations with NVIDIA RTX vWS software, running workloads such as computer-aided design (CAD).

DOUBLE THE USER DENSITY

 

Purpose-built for graphics-rich VDI, supporting up to 64 concurrent users per board in a dual-slot form factor.

HIGHEST QUALITY VIDEO

 

Support for the latest codecs, including H.265 encode/decode, VP9, and AV1 decode for the highest-quality video experiences.

FLEXIBLE SUPPORT DIVERSE USER TYPES

 

Unique quad-GPU board design enables provisioning of mixed user profile sizes and types, such as virtual PCs and virtual workstations, on a single board.

HIGH-RESOLUTION DISPLAY

 

Supports multiple, high-resolution monitors to enable maximum productivity and photorealistic quality in a VDI environment.

 

NVIDIA A16 Remote Work Use Case

 

The NVIDIA A16 GPU is enhancing remote work by delivering powerful VDI performance, supporting up to 64 concurrent users per board, and reducing TCO by up to 20%. 

Check out the video below from NVIDIA’s Solutions Architect, Lee Bushen, to see how the A16 is enabling a seamless, high-quality virtual desktop experience.

 

What industries can benefit most from the NVIDIA A16 GPU?

 

Industry Applications and Benefits

Architecture and Engineering

 

The A16’s powerful GPU capabilities facilitate seamless rendering, real-time visualization, and efficient collaboration in virtual workstations. With the A16, you can increase productivity and drive faster iterations in designing buildings, bridges, and complex machinery.

Healthcare

 

The A16 enhances medical imaging software performance, enabling faster processing of MRI, CT scans, and other diagnostic images. With the A16, you can enable radiologists, oncologists, and researchers to analyze data more efficiently, leading to better patient outcomes.

Media and Entertainment

 

The A16 accelerates workflows, from video editing to animation rendering. – Content creators, animators, and video editors can work with larger files, apply complex effects, and achieve real-time previews in a collaborative environment,

 

NVIDIA A16 Price

 

NVIDIA GPU 1-Year 2-Year 3-Year
NVIDIA A16 $300.00 $270.00 $240.00

 

HorizonIQ’s NVIDIA A16 on Bare Metal servers


At HorizonIQ, we bring you the power of the NVIDIA A16 GPU directly to our bare metal servers. This means you can experience the pinnacle of computational excellence firsthand, with unmatched acceleration, scalability, and versatility for tackling even the toughest computing challenges.

By leveraging our bare metal servers powered by the A16, you gain direct access to NVIDIA’s cutting-edge technology in a single-tenant environment. This ensures your workloads run optimally, with increased efficiency and maximum uptime through redundant systems and proactive support.

Plus, with HorizonIQ, you can expect zero lock-in, seamless integration, 24/7 support, and tailored solutions that meet your specific needs.

Ready to deliver high performance and efficiency to your VDI environments? Contact us today.

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