NVIDIA announced NVIDIA Grid yesterday morning, via their conference at CES 2013, a new solution of hardware and software to play game in the cloud. The Grid is a rack-based server that can support up to 24 individual racks at once, with a total of 240 GPUs - the equivalent of 200 teraflops of processing power. According to NVIDIA, the ability of the Grid is equivalent to no less than 700 Xbox 360 video games running simultaneously. Besides presenting some pictures of the product, the company also demonstrated some cloud gaming to the customers that are fed by the Grid for Android tablets and also for the Xbox itself. NVIDIA also revealed that the system has the ability to redeem the progress of a game on one device so you can start playing in another. Agawi, Cloudnion, Cybercloud, G-cluster, Playcast Ubitus and partner companies will be the first to test the system.
The NVIDIA Grid can be used on computers, smart TVs, smartphones and tablets. During the conference, participants were able to see the game Trine been shot on various devices, all supported by Grid. The company now will fight for the cloud gaming market directly with Gaikai and OnLive. NVIDIA has not announced when gamers will be able to use the gaming platforms based on the new system though.