Virtualize don’t compromise!
Parallels Workstation 6 Extreme changes the way designers, animators, engineers, analysts and IT teams run complex applications and workloads every day.
Combined with Parallels Workstation Extreme, a single high-performance workstation can play host to several operating systems running multiple graphic intense applications.
It’s all turbo-charged by Parallels implementation of Intel’s VT-d hardware virtualization technology and stunning direct assignment capabilities across a wide variety of hardware devices.
The Parallels technology opens a new world where workstations can protect the power needed for the interactive user while contributing excess capacity to "cordoned off" background processes, including participation in localized high-performance computing clusters.
Parallels Workstation 6 Extreme makes the all-in-one professional graphics workstation a reality through the unmatched performance of direct assignment technology. Concurrently run multiple "extreme" virtual workstations with dedicated access to graphics and networking and set a new standard in productivity.
Set a new standard for productivity, breaking the hardware barrier by running multiple operating systems and graphic intense applications side-by-side on a single workstation. Feel the freedom seamlessly moving between multiple applications without the burden of rebooting or shuffling between computers.
Faster than ever, Parallels Workstation 6 Extreme is ready for the tough challenges of graphic intense applications and complex workloads. Leading the industry in direct assignment capabilities, Parallels Workstation 6 Extreme enables virtual machines to have dedicated graphics cards, network cards, and a variety of other PCIe devices.
More accessible means more value to system administrators and interactive users. Users can remotely access virtual machines, administrators can manage groups of workstations, and IT can create a high-performance cluster with “protected” resources to offload demand from the datacenter.
Parallels works with a range of technology partners to improve the design and testing of Parallels Workstation Extreme. From CPU suppliers like Intel to OEM workstation suppliers such as HP and Dell, with graphics card vendors like NVIDIA and AMD to workstation technology solution providers like Teradici, a wide range of technology partners enable Parallels Workstation Extreme to address the broadest collection of technology support and solutions for professional workstation users. Where ISVs see an opportunity to exploit the capabilities of Parallels Workstation Extreme, such as with Schlumberger Geoscience Virtual Workstation, Parallels supports these efforts by leveraging our current partners to deliver unparalleled flexibility in multi-OS/ multi-workload application deployments.
If you deliver a technology or application that would further expand the Parallels Workstation Extreme ecosystem, we would like to hear from you.
Select AMD FirePro Professional Graphics Cards support direct assignment via Intel VT-d in Parallels Workstation Extreme virtual machines, leveraging the same graphics drivers deployed on a host workstation as those within the virtual machine. AMD supports the following FirePro Professional Graphics Card operation inside a Parallels Workstation Extreme virtual machine:
HP Z800, Z600, and Z400, Workstations — featuring Intel Xeon Processor 5500 and 5600 Series with the Intel 5520 or Intel X58 VT-d enabled chipsets — and the following NVIDIA Quadro Professional Graphic Cards have been tested with Parallels Workstation 6.0 Extreme by HP and Parallels:
With support for Intel’s latest professional workstation CPUs, Parallels Workstation Extreme enables you to run multiple operating systems or multiple graphics-intensive applications on these powerful processors.
NVIDIA Quadro Multi-OS technology—combined with Parallels Workstation Extreme—enables users to simultaneously run multiple business-critical, graphics-intensive applications on both a host operating system and within a fully virtualized machine, eliminating the need to deploy multiple physical workstations to support graphically intensive workloads.
Schlumberger Information Solutions, together with HP and Parallels Workstation Extreme, provides a certified, optimized geoscience hardware platform, complete with all the components necessary to run Petrel and GeoFrame software at native performance levels on a single workstation.
Teradici PC-over-IP (PCoIP) is a remote graphics-acceleration solution that extends individual workstations to a remote thin client desktop solution.
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The hardware and software requirements for Parallels Workstation 6 Extreme are:
Host Operating Systems:
OEM Intel Xeon Processor 5500 & 5600 Series Workstations with X58 or 5520 Chipsets or better for Intel VT-x and VT-d support
1 or 2 Intel Xeon Processor 5500 or 5600 series CPUs or better
8 GB of RAM or more is recommended
Guest Operating Systems:
The following devices have been tested with Parallels Workstation 6 Extreme direct assignment (Intel VT-d):
Powerful Virtualization for Industrial Applications
Parallels Workstation Extreme consistently ranks as one of the top virtualization solutions for high-performance, graphics-intensive computing.
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*Reviews and awards cited may be from previous version of Parallels Workstation Extreme
What people are saying...
“With Parallels Workstation Extreme the performance really does feel native... It’s absolutely the way to go for anybody that needs to run multiple graphics-intensive applications on more than one operating system.”
Manager of Geoscience Information and Applications for Talisman Energy