Intel, Nvidia, HP Tech Used in Parallels Workstation Extreme

Parallels Workstation Extreme is a high-end workstation virtualization solution that Parallels says offers near-native performance for resource-intensive applications. Combining technology from Intel, Nvidia and Hewlett-Packard, the solution aims to deliver virtualization while maintaining performance.

Technology from Nvidia, Hewlett-Packard and Intel went into the Parallels Workstation Extreme, a high-end workstation virtualization solution launched by Parallels on March 30.

The solution allows for "near-native performance for resource-intensive applications that utilize large memory support, multiple CPU cores and direct access to graphics cards," Parallels said. With Workstation Extreme in place, "Users can run multiple operating systems on the same physical box," allowing resource-intensive applications to be run with less slowdown while also maintaining workload isolation.

Most of all, the company asserts that its product will lessen the impact of virtualization on graphics performance, which could possibly prove important to industries that rely on such capabilities for advanced modeling, such as oil and gas, manufacturing, finance, and software development.

"Parallels Workstation Extreme addresses this, offering users powerful support for 3D professional graphics cards via Intel VT-d and the new Nvidia SLI Multi-OS technology," Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels, said in a statement.

"In essence, the combination of technologies from Parallels, Intel, Nvidia and HP means enterprises will be able to dedicate system resources as needed, allowing greater productivity across multiple operating systems and workloads," Beloussov added.

The Workstation Extreme uses the "Parallels FastLane architecture to take full advantage of the intelligent performance features in the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series and the Intel X58 Express chip set."