What is Maximus?

NVIDIA® Maximus™-powered workstations combine the visualization and interactive design capability of NVIDIA Quadro® GPUs and the high-performance computing power of NVIDIA Tesla® GPUs into a single workstation. Tesla companion processors automatically perform the heavy lifting of photorealistic rendering or engineering simulation computation. This frees up CPU resources for the work they are best suited for – I/O, running the operating system and multi-tasking – and also allows the Quadro GPU to be dedicated to powering rich, full-performance, interactive design.

Designers and engineers can now perform simultaneous CAE, rendering, or structural/fluid analysis on the same system being used for design work. Plus, content-creation professionals can perform faster video editing, effects, and animation.

When configuring your Maximus workstation, the Quadro GPU and Tesla GPU must be based on the same NVIDIA architecture. The latest Maximus configuration is made up of a Kepler based Quadro (K600, K2000, K4000, or K5000) paired with one or more Tesla K20s. First generation Maximus configurations are made up of one or more Tesla C2075s combined with a choice of a Quadro 600, Quadro 2000, Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000, or Quadro 6000.

Industry Applications


Reality-based design
Design without limits on size of assemblies, number of components, image quality, and resolution. Use real-world physics, lighting, and materials during interactive design and visualize with photorealistic image quality. Integrate simulation during design with finer time-steps, more DOF, larger assemblies, and more detail in components.

Media and Entertainment

Speed-of-thought creativity
Editors can work in real-time on their most complex projects with even more layers and effects. Animators can create complex simulations and interactive visual effects unlike anything possible before. 3D texture painting artists can enjoy creative flexibility in their workflow without being constrained by a maximum number of textures.


Turbo-charged interpretation
Geophysicists can interactively perform complex calculations without having to re-run a complete processing job with new parameters.
From seismic attributes to geobodies and faults extractions, the interpreter can do it all directly from his desk without interrupting the workflow.
Auto-discovery using sophisticated software can reveal features that the naked eye cannot see, while processing vast amounts of data much faster than any human being can.