GPU access on a VM

My question involves a VM

I have a product needs exclusive access to a high end video card. Problem is that its going in to a data center that uses HyperV to create VMs. there is little room to commission a physical machine. My associates argue that the extra IO layer makes hardware rendering impossible on a VM, but im not a VM guy so i need some experts.

If there is a high end video card installed on the physical machine, is there a way to give a VM exclusive and full access to the video card?

If this is possible, what VM products can do this?


Thanks in advance
Darrington BevinsCEOAsked:
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vmwarun - ArunConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This is currently not possible in neither VMware ESX nor Hyper-V.

You can use the options available in the client to render High Def Videos, etc but having a Graphics Card in the physical Server does not allow you to map it one to one to the VM exclusively.
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Darrington BevinsCEOAuthor Commented:
quick response, thanks again

bad news for me.
so no hardware 3d rendering?

even if it was not exclusive, it could be managed if i can at least get to it.
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
The only area where I feel Server Virtualization has to improve is in the area of 3D and Video Acceleration.
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gilgetCommented:
yeah, 3d and video is not realy supported yet.
I heard rumors that citrix xenapp goes towards that very soon....
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Darrington BevinsCEOAuthor Commented:
thanks again.
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