JPR to host Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference

Virtualize is for graphics industry professionals looking for greater efficiency.

Jon Peddie Research (JPR) will host a one-day conference this October on the use of virtualization technology for graphics-intense applications. Virtualize: The Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference, will offer real-world guidance to industry professionals looking for ways to achieve greater efficiency in their organizations through virtualization technologies.


The conference will start with talks and panel discussions from people who are making virtualization work in their organization. A working lunch will provide attendees with direct information from vendors who are offering virtualization tools and products—the people who are putting these technologies to work. The working lunch sessions are designed to provide useful, real-world advice and information. There will also be demos at lunch and throughout the day to give attendees a chance to see the options that are available.

In the afternoon sessions Virtualize will look at the future, what’s coming in the fast changing world of virtualization and what graphics professionals need to know and do to be ready.

Conference sessions will be led by Dr. Jon Peddie and Alex Herrera, both of JPR. Participating sponsors for the conference include Nvidia, Boxx, Dell, and Intel.

The event will be October 30, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.  For registration information visit

Preliminary schedule

8am: Check-in and Continental Breakfast.

9am: Opening Presentation, Virtualization: Who Is Doing It and Why—Jon Peddie will present an overview of our research on the use of Virtualization among professionals. This conference was inspired by the results of this survey, which found many people are interested in learning more about virtualization technologies and putting them to work in their organizations, but they’re not sure what’s possible and how to get started.

The Basics A detailed overview laying out the various scenarios being used to access Remote Graphics and Virtualization presented by a team of experienced industry advisers.

10:30am: How I Implemented Virtualization in Our Organization—Guest speakers will describe the steps they took to take advantage of virtualization technologies. They’ll describe what works, what doesn’t work, and what they’re still tinkering with. After short presentations, they’ll sit down together to provide their best tips for the audiences.

11:30am: Tools and Tips—An industry panel will discuss their approaches to virtualization and address some of the questions and issues brought up in the morning session by customers already working with the technology.

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Working Lunch—Bring your questions to lunch. Companies offering tools for virtualization and remote graphics will be available to answer specific questions and offer advice. Experts will join us for lunch and sponsors will be setup at table top exhibits for demos.

2:00pm: The Future of Virtualization Technology—The present is prologue. It’s clear we are in the early stages of taking advantage of virtualization, remote computing, remote processing, and cloud computing. This panel will cover the advances just on the horizon.

3:00pm: Accessing remote resources—It is possible to have infinite resources in the data center. This panel will discuss applications and approaches for using remote resources.

4:00pm: Summing it up.

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Cocktails and Discussion