One of the more esoteric toys NVIDIA brought to CES this year is its new NVIDIA Grid server rack. For a good many of use, there might as well be little green hamsters running on little green wheels inside these rather cool-looking racks. (Don't ever let anyone tell you NVIDIA doesn't put a little style into what it does.) But the bottom line is that this is a rack of 20 servers, with some 240 GPUs, capable at cranking out some 200 teraflops of gaming to your smartphone or tablet. OK, not just yours. Lots of them. At once. You're not going to be buying this -- major gaming corporations will.
But that doesn't mean we didn't get a chance to actually see it in action. NVIDIA's got Grid rigged up at its booth here at CES, feeding a number of devices. We took a quick look at it pumping out some console-quality gaming to an HTC One X. The results were pretty darn good. (Especially considering a couple handicaps our demonstrator had to deal with. You'll see in the video.)
All in all, NVIDIA Grid looks to very much be a viable service for getting games to all your devices, without actually having to have the games on your devices. Check it out after the break.
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